By Connie Osborne Friday 03 January 2014 Updated: 03/01 09:20
THE ARRIVAL of 2014 was marked in a special way by one group of residents who welcomed their newborns into the world at the Alexandra Hospital.
A total of five babies - three boys and two girls - were born at the Woodrow Drive hospital on Wednesday (January 1).
Those welcoming their bundle of joys included Alcester mom Amy Howes, who gave birth to Louie Jacob Howes at 7.13am.
Despite the tiny tot being six weeks early he weighed in at a healthy 6lb 9oz and will join sisters Rose, 24, Ali, 14 and Katie, six, at home soon.
The Eclipse Road resident said: “It came as a surprise when my waters broke on Boxing Day. I was in and out and waiting until he finally arrived. I didn’t mind what I had, I’m just glad he is happy and healthy.”
Following in his tiny footsteps was Wythall baby Noah Jaiden Russell, who came into the world three days late at 12.55pm, weighing 8lb 12.5oz.
He was welcomed by mom Leanne, dad Alan and sister Lydia who will be four on Saturday (January 4).
Leanne said: “It is quite a big deal for all of us. At first I wasn’t bothered if we had a boy or a girl, but now we have one of each which is always lovely.”
And Bromsgrove baby Freddy James Lang was the final boy to see the first day of 2014 at 3.08pm.
He is the first baby for Catshill couple Ed and Amy and arrived promptly on his expected due to date weighing 8lb.
Ed said: “He was spot on his due date and arrived right on time, I couldn’t believe it.
“We had a Chinese takeaway on New Year’s Eve and we were talking about whether he would come on time and we just didn’t expect it. It is a great way to start the New Year.”
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