WHEN a Wigan mum brought her newborn home for the first time, she never expected it to cause such mayhem.
For unbeknown to Emma Aspinall, her partner had displayed a gigantic banner bearing the words “it’s a girl” outside of their home on a busy crossroads in Beech Hill.
Overwhelmed at the birth of his first girl, Kia Roberts, Brian Roberts has sparked a clash of admirers... when two cars almost collided outside of the house.
Brian, 48, said: “I was looking out of the window when two drivers were that busy staring at the banner that they nearly caused an accident. They had to stop in the middle of the cross roads before they crashed!
“We’ve had strangers knocking on the door giving us their best wishes. And I was in the garden the other day when people walked past congratulating me because they’d seen the banner.
“It’s lovely to have people coming in, I just want to shout about it because I’m over the moon – I’m very chuffed to finally get my first girl.”
Weighing just five pounds, Kia, was born on April 18 at Wigan Infirmary before coming home on Monday.
The little one came five weeks earlier than expected and mum, Emma, said she was so worried.
She said: “She had an infection and was jaundice but she is fine now, I’m just so relieved to get her home.
“My friend called me the other day and warned me about the banner. She joked about it but I think it’s such a lovely gesture – it’s such an important time in my life, why not shout about it?”
Kia joins siblings, Ellesse, 11, Cleo, 10, Sapphire, four and Aston, two.
Emma added: “I have named them all after cars because I have a bit of an obsession!
“I’m trying to keep it subtle though because I don’t want people to immediately associate them with a type of car.”