Mums revel in early deliveries
We opened all our presents at home and we got into the hospital at lunch time and had him at 4.30pm. We just missed out on our ham for our lunch that we had planned. Mother Alahna Hey
BABY boy Jisaiah David Ramon Bong wasn’t about to miss out on all the New Year’s festivities, making his grand entrance into the world only hours after the clock had struck midnight.
Mother Sky Anderson and father Juan Bong welcomed their fourth child into the world at 3.15am on January 1.
Ms Anderson said it was a lovely surprise to have Jisaiah born on New Year’s Day.
“He came three days early,” she said.
“I was hoping the baby would come early so I was happy.
“Right on midnight I started getting pains so I came straight in.
“It was only a four hour labour so that was quick and easy.”
Baby Jisaiah was born at the Mareeba Hospital and weighed in at almost 11 pounds.
Ms Anderson said her children, Trenaal, 11, Martea, 9, and Jeromy, 6, were thrilled to have a baby brother.
Also making an early entrance into the world was baby boy Roy Edward Fraser, who was born on Christmas Day.
Mother Alahna Hey and father Graham Fraser were expecting their bundle of joy on December 28.
“I woke up in the morning and had contractions,” Ms Hey said.
“We opened all our presents at home and we got into the hospital at lunch time and had him at 4.30pm.
“We just missed out on our ham for our lunch that we had planned.
“My partner had the fires lit in the ground and in the pizza oven all for the cooking, well we had to go and douse them when we came into hospital.”
Ms Hey said her three-yearold daughter, Aralia, was thrilled to be a big sister.
“She was excited all through the labour, saying ‘Is the baby coming yet? When’s the baby going to be here?’ ” she said.
“She was in the birthing pool with me right up until the end.
“She cried when he was born with excitement.”
Ms Hey said Christmas from now on would be extra special for her family with the celebration of Roy’s birthday.
Sky Anderson gave birth Jisaiah David Ramon Bong on New Year's Day.