Char­lie’s ar­rival sig­nif­i­cant

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LAURA MCLEAY

Even though Char­lie Er­rol Ward was not the Christ­mas day baby he was meant to be, his par­ents Sharon and Glenn Ward said be­ing the first 2012 Mata­mata baby was just as spe­cial.

‘‘It was a great way to start the year and it is very spe­cial that he was the first baby here in the new year,’’ Mrs Ward said.

Char­lie was born at Pohlen Hos­pi­tal at 3.20am on Jan­uary 2, weigh­ing 3356 grams (7.4 pounds).

Jan­uary 2 is also Mrs Ward’s late grand­fa­ther’s birth­day which made it an ex­tra spe­cial fam­ily oc­ca­sion.

Char­lie is brother to James, 2, who is thrilled to have a new play­mate be­sides dogs Sam and Badger.

‘‘I’m look­ing for­ward to hav­ing us all to­gether and get­ting to know Char­lie prop­erly and James is look­ing for­ward to hav­ing some­one to play with,’’ Mrs Ward said.

‘‘It is a spe­cial time. Char­lie has al­ready proven to have a strong char­ac­ter so it will be good.’’

Hello 2012: Char­lie Er­rol Ward was the first baby born in Mata­mata this year.

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