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Gorleston baby is welcome addition on New Year’s Day

13:49 01 January 2013

New Years Day baby born at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.
Clare Blows with her unnamed baby daughter who was the first born in 2013.

Picture: James Bass

New Years Day baby born at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. Clare Blows with her unnamed baby daughter who was the first born in 2013. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2013

Snuggling up in her mother’s arms this baby girl will have every reason to celebrate New Year’s Day as she was born nine and a half hours into 2013.

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Weighing 8lbs 3oz she was born at 9.29am at the James Paget University Hospital after her mother Clare Blows, 30, of Magdalen Way, Gorleston, went into labour two hours and 36 minutes earlier.

The new arrival was sure of a warm welcome from her four brothers and sister and father Perry Scott, 35 and who works at the Tobar toy factory in Worlingham, near Beccles, when she went home today.

Her father missed the birth as he had to look after Ella, seven, Becky, six, Shay, five and 19-month-old Chelsea-Leigh.

Clare’s mother and sister went to the hospital with her.

Clare, who has been with Perry for 11 years, said their latest addition may be called Frankie and that is was her “most painful” birth yet.

She said the birth will always be special and she thanked her midwife Nora Hassan for her support and help.

The midwife said it had been an “great honour” to be involved in the birth and that Clare had been a “delight” during her stay.

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