IT was such a perfect day for a Morpeth couple — as just hours after their child was born they received the keys to their new home.
Linzi Smith, a medical secretary at Greystoke Surgery, and her partner Chris Sanderson, who works at computer firm Hewlett Packard, were in the process of moving from a three-bedroom semi in Green Lane to their new four-bedroom townhouse in Pegswood while Linzi was nine-months pregnant.
After a day of packing boxes, she started getting contractions and later that evening Linzi, 29, and Chris, 33, announced the safe arrival of their baby daughter Cora, who was born at Wansbeck General Hospital weighing 7lb 5oz.
Less than 24 hours later Chris received a call from his solicitor to confirm the money had transferred on the house sale and the family, which also includes the couple’s nine-year-old son Ethan, received the keys to their home at Miller’s Beaumont Court development
“I still cannot believe that so much has happened in such a short space of time,” said Chris.
“On the Thursday night I became a proud new dad and on the Friday morning I was the owner of a new home.
“We left one home to have the baby and returned to a brand new home — it’s unbelievable.
“The staff at Miller Homes were so excited when I told them Linzi had just given birth the previous night. They offered to do anything they could to help us on moving day and really made our double celebration even more special.”
Miller Homes sales adviser Julie Ridley said: “It always is rewarding seeing home buyers move into their new home, but this really was an extra special moment for us all.
“Everyone at Miller Homes wishes Chris, Linzi, Ethan and baby Cora well in their new home.”