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Gallery: Ipswich Hospital welcomes New Year babies

PUBLISHED: 09:55 02 January 2013

New Year's Day babies at Ipswich Hospital. Rebecca and David Sorapure with Matthew.

New Year's Day babies at Ipswich Hospital. Rebecca and David Sorapure with Matthew.

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IT was an extra special start to the year for these proud parents, as they toasted 2013 by welcoming new lives into the world.

Maternity staff at Ipswich Hospital were kept busy on New Year’s Day with a host of new mums and babies to look after.

Carolyn Jones, 20, of Kesgrave, was one of the first to go into labour in the early hours, but didn’t give birth to 7lb 2oz baby Olivia until 8.06am.

“She was supposed to be born before New Year. She was 12 days overdue,” Carolyn said. “I was one of the first to go into labour, but the third to give birth.”

First to arrive on the busy ward was Isaac Luther Chandler. Mum Leonara Chandler gave birth to the 8lb 4oz baby at 4.45am.

Katarzyna Frontczak greeted 8lb 13oz newborn Jakub shortly afterwards, at 5.30am.

Rebecca Sorapure, 29, and husband David, 42, from Ipswich were delighted when 6lb 7oz Matthew Henry arrived at 9.57am, despite him being two-and-a-half weeks early.

David said: “It’s quite a relief, Becky had hyperemesis gravidarum (acute morning sickness) for most of the pregnancy – the same the Duchess of Cambridge had – so it’s quite a relief to have it over with.

“It’s a good way of starting the New Year.”

Proud mum Rebecca added: “2013 should be brilliant now, I can’t wait.”

Delighted dad Adam Gwilliam, 25, of Wherstead Road showed off 7lb 1oz Riley Gwilliam, born at 10.36am while mum Alana Hay, 25, enjoyed a well-deserved rest.

He said: “New year, new arrival – we’re more than happy.”

Ellen Gilson, of Marlesford, celebrated the start of 2013 by becoming a grandmother.

Her daughter Kate gave birth to 6lb 4oz baby Annabelle at 10.56am.

She said: “It’s lovely, it’s a brilliant start to a new year. She’s like a little doll.”

Ipswich Hospital bosses should be proud of the services they provide, a health watchdog’s chief inspector said as he gave the trust glowing feedback in a new report.

Oliver Sheppard, 28, of Park Road in Clacton, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 16 after pleading guilty there on January 8.

One man was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Concerns had been raised about safety in the area

Nearly nine nurses a day are leaving the NHS across the East of England, new figures reveal.

Developers have submitted proposals for nearly 300 new homes in Debenham – on a site rejected by villagers who fear a large estate could change the community’s character.

The winner of the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star’s Christmas Claws competition has been announced. .

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