Father’s Day came a year earlier

COLAC’S Tristan Akehurst will have the happiest of Father’s Days.

Mr Akehurst’s son, Tully, was born earlier this month, more than six weeks before his due date – and just in the nick of time for his dad’s special day.

Colac’s Tristan Akehurst will celebrate Father’s Day for the first time this year after his son, Tully, was born six weeks early. They are pictured with Tully’s proud mum Kira.

Tully was due on September 27, but was born by caesarean section at the Geelong Hospital on August 14 after his mum, Kira, developed pre-eclampsia.

Tully weighed just 1.7 kilograms when he was born.

Grandfather Greg Newton said Tully was doing well, despite his earlier-than-expected entry into the world.

“He’s done really well since he was born, feeding and doing all the things babies are supposed to do,” Mr Newton said.

“He was in the humidicrib until Saturday and fed by a tube as well as being fed normally, just to help him along,” he said.

Mr Newton said Tully’s “very proud” and first-time dad was looking forward to spending Father’s Day with his son.

“Hopefully he’ll be home for Father’s Day and we didn’t really expect to have a baby for Father’s Day,” he said.

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