Extra special New Year’s Day for Norwich families celebrating new arrivals

Mum, Rheannan Jones, and her 2-hour-old son, Ashton Blake Carter, born on New Year's Day 2014 at th

Mum, Rheannan Jones, and her 2-hour-old son, Ashton Blake Carter, born on New Year's Day 2014 at the Norfolk and Norwich. University Hospital. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

As the world welcomed in 2014, some Norwich families had some extra special reasons to celebrate.

Mum and dad, Natasha Crane, and Carl Attwood, with their daughter, Nevaeh Madison Attwood, the first

Mum and dad, Natasha Crane, and Carl Attwood, with their daughter, Nevaeh Madison Attwood, the first New Year's Day baby born at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

Among the New Year's Day babies at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital was little Nevaeh Madison Attwood, who was born at 2.26am to first-time parents Natasha Crane, 16, from near Sprowston, and Carl Attwood, 20, from Fiddlewood, Norwich.

Originally due to arrive on January 21, Nevaeh was a lovely New Year's Day surprise for her family and weighed 6lb 2.5oz.

Natasha, who had been induced at 2pm on New Year's Eve, said: 'She's so special. We called her Nevaeh because it is heaven spelt backwards.'

Carl said: 'We are just over the moon.'


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Proud grandmother Fran Waller, 43, from Fiddlewood, said her first granddaughter was 'just perfect,' and she said she was especially touched that Nevaeh's middle name was a tribute to her and her partner Jason Waller's daughter, Madison-May Waller.

She said: 'Madison-May was born sleeping at five-and-a-half-months but her memory will live on with Nevaeh.

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'For Nevaeh to take her auntie's name is just beautiful.'

Nevaeh's uncle TJ Attwood also visited his niece at the hospital yesterday and was enjoying being an uncle for the first time.

Later in the day first-time mum Rheannan Jones welcomed her son Ashton Blake Carter into the world at 12.01pm.

He was born early by caesarean section and weighed 8lb 4oz.

Rheannan, who lives in the Dereham Road area of Norwich, said: 'He's my first child and he was born on the first of January. 'He's just perfect.'

Rheannan said Ashton was the first grandson for her parents Kelly Jones and James Murphy.

Ashton's great-grandmother Susan Jones, who was there for the birth of her first great-grandson, said: 'I was there when Rheannan was born and when Ashton was born.

'We are all just over the moon.'

• Are you celebrating an extra special occasion? Email our newsdesk at newsdesk@archant.co.uk

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