'Surprise' child No. 7 is born... on National Day

Mum says baby girl Megan, who arrived just after 8am, 'feels like a gift to Singapore'

The Ong siblings (clockwise from left) Michaela, seven; Magdalena, 10; Isaiah, 13; Asher, 19; Abigail, 17; and Isaac, 15, surrounding their parents - programme manager and educator Dan Ong, 48, and Mrs Sue Ong, 44, a housewife, who is holding newborn
The Ong siblings (clockwise from left) Michaela, seven; Magdalena, 10; Isaiah, 13; Asher, 19; Abigail, 17; and Isaac, 15, surrounding their parents - programme manager and educator Dan Ong, 48, and Mrs Sue Ong, 44, a housewife, who is holding newborn Megan Ong Yue Xin.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

From now on, Aug 9 will not just mean National Day in the Ong household. For Mr Dan Ong and his wife Sue, it will also be the birthday of their seventh child.

The pair welcomed the newest addition to their family, Megan, just after 8am yesterday at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2019, with the headline ''Surprise' child No. 7 is born... on National Day'. Subscribe