Joy as parents welcome Christmas newborns into the world

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Joy as parents welcome Christmas newborns into the world thumbnailProud mum, Caroline Olphert, from Newtownstewart, pictured with little baby Alfie, who was born on Christmas Eve in the Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry. Caroline is pictured with family members and maternity ward staff.

WHILE many of us were busy wrapping Christmas presents and preparing delicious turkey and ham, the festive period proved extra special this year for some local families who welcomed their 'little bundles of joy' into the world over the weekend.

Five of the new arrivals at Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Londonderry, and the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, over the Christmas period, three boys and two girls, were welcomed by couples from the local district.

Firstly, Santa came early this Christmas for the Olphert family, from Newtownstewart, who welcomed their 'little bundle of joy' over the weekend. Proud mum, Caroline, gave birth to her son, Alfie, on Christmas Eve in Altnagelvin Area Hospital.

Elsewhere, maternity ward staff in the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, were extra busy on Christmas Day with the arrival of three local babies.

Sixmilecross mum, Leanne Corcoran, received a gift to treasure when her son was born on Christmas Day. Leanne's 'bouncing' baby boy arrived in the world at 1.09pm weighing six pounds and one ounce.

The Christmas Day excitement continued in the South West Acute Hospital for an Omagh couple who welcomed their daughter Janka Kiss. Mum Agnes Ritz, from the Doogary Road in Omagh, gave birth to her beautiful baby girl on Sunday who weighed seven pounds and eight ounces.


Proud parents

Also on Christmas Day, proud parents Peter Zielinski and Sylwia Zygmunt, from Ballinamallard, welcomed their baby girl. Little Hania arrived at 9.10am, weighing eight pounds and two ounces at the South West Acute Hospital.

The Christmas baby joy continued into Boxing Day when a Drumquin woman gave birth to a baby boy. Samantha Lynch and her husband, Cathal, welcomed their beautiful son, Charlie, into the world at 00.49am on Boxing Day morning, weighing eight pounds and seven ounces in the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.

Little baby Charlie is the fourth addition to the Lynch household and is younger brother to doting siblings Shane, Eryn-Lily and Kiara.

Speaking to the Tyrone Constitution, proud mum, Samantha, said Charlie's arrival was her ideal Christmas present.

She said: "He arrived bang on time. It was good to get it over with and it was very quick. I'm very proud and it was a lovely Christmas present."

Samantha said there was a great deal of excitement amongst her other children as they awaited the homecoming of their new baby brother.

"He was born at 00.49am and I was home at 3pm yesterday (Tuesday) and they're all still very excited."

Paying tribute to the staff members at the South West Acute Hospital, Samantha added: "The staff were very good especially to be in working on Christmas night, they do a wonderful job."


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