Norwich hospital sees six babies born on New Year’s Day
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A handful of parents in Norwich had a new year to remember as six babies made their arrival on New Year's Day.
The Norfolk and Norwich University hospital (NNUH) delivered a total of six babies in the early hours of January 1, making for some very happy and tired parents.
Three boys and three girls were delivered between 00.14am and 8.56am on Tuesday morning by midwives in the hospital.
Monika Banka, 28 and from Norwich, gave birth to the first NNUH baby of 2019, Lilliana Ali, at 00.14am.
Her baby girl was 10 days late and weighed 8.2lbs.
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Miss Banka said: 'We're so happy and excited to be parents, we are in love with her.
'I was in the hospital for a full day before I delivered, I was in labour for a long time.'
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Meanwhile, Hannah Fiske, 24, and Chris Sparkes, 26 and from Wymondham, welcomed their second child Lilly into the world at 4.52am, weighing 6.4lbs.
Miss Fiske's baby girl came nine days early. She said: 'My waters broke on Monday afternoon at 3.15pm and the contractions started at 2.20am this morning, so it all went really quickly.
'It was really scary to start with because the contractions came on so strong.
'Our five-year-old Casey has been counting down the days to meeting her new sister, she's so excited.'
Rebecca Adcock, 39, and Adrian Stolworthy, of Taverham, saw their baby boy Eli arrive by Caesarean section at 8.56am, weighing 7.9lbs.
Mr Stolworthy said: 'We have a really busy year ahead, we have welcomed Eli and will be getting married in the summer.
'They told me that I could see my son while Becky was in surgery but I refused to and waited until we were both together.'
Katherine Hammond gave birth to a baby boy at 3.26am, Louise Straugham also gave birth to a baby boy at 6.46am and Alice and Phil King welcomed their first baby, Eva-Anne King, into the world at 8.02am.