Sisters’ babies born hours apart – in different years

IT was a double celebration for two sisters at the weekend as both celebrated the arrival of new babies at the same hospital.

But while their babies were born just days apart their birth certificates will show they were born in different years.

The biggest celebrations took place at the bedsides of two sisters whose new-born babies captured the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Lyndsey McCormack, 27, gave birth to her second child, Georgina, at 4.33am on New Year’s Day just 32 hours after her older sister, Kerry Logan, 34, gave birth to her fourth child Phoebe in the last hours of 2010.

“It’s absolutely amazing,” said Lyndsey, a beauty therapist from Ridgwell. “We both had about the same due date but thought we would be weeks apart. My sister came in on the 30th and gave birth to Phoebe and at that time I had no idea I was so close to giving birth.”

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But within a day, Lyndsey was in hospital and by 2.30am the next morning she was giving birth to Georgina and the sisters then found themselves recovering side-by-side in next-door beds waiting for their parents and husbands to turn up to celebrate.

Lyndsey said: “My husband Calvin chose Georgina’s name and we now have a perfect daughter to go with out perfect son Hayden, who is 20 months old.”

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Kerry, a hairdresser, said her fourth child - who will be joining Jessica, 5, Samuel, 3, and Fraser, 16 months at their Haverhill home - would definitely be her last.

“That’s it, no more babies,” said Kerry, who is married to Ben Logan, 35, a teacher at Bury language School. “It wasn’t until yesterday that I realised we were having our babies so close together - it’s fantastic. On paper it will look like they are a year apart but in fact it’s really just a matter of hours.”

It was a busy New Year at West Suffolk Hospital’s maternity unit as a number of mums celebrated the birth of their babies in the first few hours of 2011.

Midwives at West Suffolk were kept busy throughout the night and day as 2011’s first babies arrived.

Leah Bowers was first off the mark when she gave birth to her son Liam at 12.19am.

Paige Ruditis soon followed at 12.49am with the birth of her son Riley, while just four minutes later Sylwia Adamczyk (CORR) gave birth to her daughter Aleksandra and then at 11.30am Vicki Palmer gave birth to daughter Millie.

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