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It's a nappy new year!
A BABY boom heralded the start of 2013 as bundles of joy were delivered at Dorset County Hospital on New Year’s Day.
Lucia Veselska did not have to wait long into the new year for the arrival of her baby Natalia, who was born at 4.45am.
The 20-year-old mother, who lives in Weymouth said she had been expecting a New Year’s Day baby.
Little Noah William Hills had been due Christmas Day but instead waited until 6pm on New Year’s Day.
Mum Vicky Hills, 27, from Wyke Regis, said she had enjoyed a quiet night in on New Year’s Eve and went into hospital at around 12.30pm the following day.
Dad Michael Hills, 29, said the nine pound 13 ounce baby appeared to be in fine health.
He said: “He’s as good as gold and he’s always hungry.”
Cheryl Williamson and Paul Talbot, both from Weymouth, celebrated the new year in style with the birth of their first child.
Lucy Mai Talbot was delivered fit and healthy, all six pounds and three ounces of her, at around 10.45pm.
Mum Cheryl, 20, said: “She’s done it on purpose.”
Lily Anne Griffiths made her entrance into the world at 2.18pm, much to the joy of parents Jenna, 32, and Matt, 36, from Blandford.
She weighed in at five pounds and 10 ounces after arriving eleven days early.
Proud mum Jenna said: “We were joking saying: ‘It’s time to come out now.’”
First time mum Christine Fife, 43, and her partner Stuart Ludwell are yet to name their new little baby girl, who was born five days late at around 3pm on New Year’s Day and tipped the scales at nine pounds and nine ounces. Christine, from Sturminster Newton, said: “She was waiting for the new year.”