Name: Nicole Rose Filan
Date of Birth: 23rd July 2005 at 8.27am
Place of Birth: Sligo General Hospital, Co. Sligo, Ireland
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Weight: 5lbs 7oz (at birth)
Eye colour: Blue
Hair colour: Blonde
Parents: Shane and Gillian Filan
Grandparents: Peter and Mae Filan, Michael and Rosaleen Walsh
Godfather/mother: Godparents are said to be members from both their families.
- 10 days premature
- Exactly the same weight as the dad when he was born
- Caesarean birth
Some guessing and information in the months before the birth
The baby is due mid-August, from the latest things I've heard.. Gillian said this about it in an interview about 2 months ago:
"The baby is due in the first week of August and I can feel it kick now which is amazing."
First time it kicked
"The first time it kicked Shane was away on tour but that didn't ruin the big moment. I was actually on the phone to him at the time and I suddenly felt this kick. Shane was on the other end of the line and I was going, 'Oh my God what was that?' I could hardly speak or hear for the next five minutes because I was so excited. Now the baby kicks all the time and it definitely recognises the sound of Shane's voice. Whenever he is talking, it moves around all the time and he even sings the odd little song to my tummy too."
They want to keep that a secret, for themselves, so obviously won't know until it's born..
"We aren't getting one of these 3D scans because it's too easy to identify the sex of the baby and we want to keep that a secret. I think half of the fun of the pregnancy is the surprise and not knowing is a major part of it for me. I really have no idea what it is to be honest - I think it's a girl and Shane thinks it's a boy so at least one of us is right."
"We havent picked any names yet. We have a few in mind but we'll be deciding for sure nearer the time.
It's probably gonna be something Irish, or it might be named after any members of any of their families..
Well Shane's on a break now, he has recorded all of his parts for the album and will be on paternity leave until September/October time, so that he can spend the first month with Gillian and his first baby. As for Gillian, that's unknown.. she says this about it in the Mirror interview:
"I enjoy getting up and going to do a good days work. I like the motivation that it gives me. I'm not going in every day of the week because of the pregnancy but I keep myself busy." And she's been seen in Anna Rose early July, so she probably 'works' until week 37 of the pregnancy.
Gillian says the fans have been amazing, and the their reaction to the pregnancy has been fabulous.
"There are loads of presents that come in the post every day and they are all very sweet. The fans send little baby clothes and cards and letters and it keeps coming and coming every day. They've been amazing to be honest."
Is this the end?
Gillian says: "This definitely isn't the end of Westlife despite rumours. Shane is 100 percent committed to the group and so are all the lads. They all get on like best mates and they want to keep the band going for a few years yet. They still have a massive fan base, singles and a tour."