THIS Saturday will see almost 100 mums and dads gather in Bellahouston park to take part in Tommy’s race.
The proactive parents will participate in a sponsored five k run in aid of Tommy — the national pregnancy research charity.
And joining Tommy in organising the event is Buggyfit — the pre and post-natal experts. The day will begin with an aerobic warm-up near to the Palace of Art to help loosen those muscles before the race.
One participant will be mum Angela Simpson (34) and her 14-month baby girl, Olivia.
Angela suffered a miscarriage two years ago, just a few hours after her first 12-week scan. Two days later, after a 36-hour labour, she delivered her baby.
The next year, Angela fell pregnant again and, at 28 weeks, discovered she had pre-eclampsia a potentially-fatal condition which, if left untreated, the only cure is to deliver the baby.
In July 2011, baby Olivia was born by emergency C-Section at 28 weeks, weighing just 2lbs 6oz.
Angela told us: “We got Olivia home on September 2, 2011 — the happiest day of our lives.
“She is very petite and still only weighs 7.9kgs, but she is the most beautiful and fun baby. Being premature just makes her all the more precious to us”.
Tommy’s Baby Race is at Bellahouston park, near the Palace of Art, on September 15.
Those taking part are asked to arrive around 9.30am with the pre-race warm-up beginning at 10am.