ACT Families Welcome Newborn Babies Christmas Day 2021 | Canberra Times

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The “most precious” gifts were delivered on Christmas Day, giving families and health professionals more festive joy during yet another COVID-affected year. Among those taking in newborn babies were Anson Ivan and Steffy Anson at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. Their newborn, their first son, arrived around 6 p.m. 06.00 and weighed 2.66 kg. He is not yet named along with his parents and says “we are still completing a few names as it is a special Christmas present”. “It’s very special for us, for our parents and for our extended family, as he was born on a Christmas day,” Mr Ivan said. “This is an absolute surprise as the expected date was January 6, but he was born on an unexpected date.” We informed our families as they were getting ready for Christmas morning Mass at the church. “Anson said their son had brought joy over the last 18 to 24 months due to COVID. “We have certainly had few ups and downs due to the uncertainty of increasing cases of COVID, but fortunately we were able to sail smoothly,” she said. The parents had to change their Christmas plans but were both “feeling very excited” and a little bit tired.MORE NEWS In a statement, Canberra Health Services said they had more than five babies born before lunchtime at Christmas. “There were plenty of miracles that happened in our maternity suites this morning, “the statement read.” First-time parents Steffy and Anson got the surprise of their lives. “They feel excited and tired and they can’t wait to celebrate this special day with him every year.” Another celebrating life was Omar Abujarbou, who was also born around noon. 06.00 and weighed 3.45 kg. He has an older brother, Hamza, who the hospital said was “very excited to meet him”. The hospital said Omar “held on tight for an extra week to give the proud mother Azza the most precious gift of all”. “Omar is the little brother of two-year-old Hamza, who can’t wait to meet him,” the hospital said. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the local community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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