Meet Norfolk’s newborn babies marking their last birthday for four years

Teddy Rowland was born on February 29 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Here pictured wi

Teddy Rowland was born on February 29 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. Here pictured with his parents Darren and Julie Rowland and midwife Cathrine Weatherill. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

After a short labour, Julie and Darren Rowland welcomed baby Teddy, who weighed 8lb 6oz, into the world.

Alex and Rachael Read with their newborn baby daughter Zara-Rose at the James Paget University Hospi

Alex and Rachael Read with their newborn baby daughter Zara-Rose at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Little Teddy was due last Tuesday but opted to really make an entrance by arriving at 10.07am on Leap Day after his mother, from Swaffham, spent an hour and a half in labour. Mrs Rowland, who will be 31 today, said they would celebrate Teddy's birthday on February 28 rather than March 1.

'He's here for Mother's Day and my birthday now,' she added.

There was relief for Rachael and Alex Read from Oulton Broad, who welcomed baby Zara-Rose after three days of going back and forth to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

Zara-Rose was finally born, nine days overdue, in the early hours of yesterday at 12.37am, weighing 8lb 8oz.

Evie Jayne Egmore was born at 1.09am on February 29

Evie Jayne Egmore was born at 1.09am on February 29 - Credit: Archant

Mr Read said: 'She's perfect – it is weird that she is born on February 29. People keep telling us it will be cheap on birthdays.'

Jemma and Leon Egmore welcomed their baby daughter Evie Jayne at 1.09am on February 29 at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

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She was two weeks early and weighed 6lb 4oz.

Mr Egmore said: 'It is really special that she has been born on this day and it is such a unique thing that she will have with her for the rest of her life.'

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