Perfect presents for proud parents
FOUR sets of parents are looking at a particularly busy year after getting new additions to their families.
A quartet of beautiful babies turned out to be the perfect presents after arriving at Macclesfield Hospital on Christmas Day.
First to be born was Oscar Wood at 2.40am.
A week early, Oscar was a nice surprise for parents Heather and Paul of Westbury Drive, Macclesfield.
Heather said: “He is the perfect Christmas present and we couldn’t be happier.”
The next bundle of joy was Joshua Gillen, who arrived at 9.02am with so little fuss that parents Marie Ashton and Daniel Gillen, of Kendal Road, were able to enjoy Christmas dinner.
Weighing 8lb 8oz, Joshua is a welcome little brother for his sister Elissa Patterson, six.
He was also the perfect excuse for 26-year-old window cleaner dad Daniel to paint Joshua’s room baby blue to match his team Manchester City’s colours.
Marie, 25, an assistant manager at a nursery, said: “I was only in hospital for 90 minutes before Joshua was born. He was no trouble.
“By 4pm I was able to get to my grandparents for Christmas dinner. It was lovely.
“Elissa loves having a little brother and is helping us a lot. Daniel is very hands-on and is loving every minute of being a dad.”
A few hours later Susan Morris and Paul Atkin’s surprise gift was little Livia.
The couple of Parkbrook Road, Macclesfield, welcomed her to the world just before 6pm.
HR officer Susan, said: “I actually had a feeling she would come on Christmas Day.
“We’re just starting to get used to everything.
“We didn’t get lunch, though we did get to drop some presents off to family in the morning, and she was worth it. She’s doing really well.
“We were actually in Buxton when I went into labour so I am glad it hadn’t snowed.”
The final baby of Christmas Day was Dia Likhar who arrived at 11.15pm.
It is the first baby for mum Jyoti, 32, and dad Nishant, 32, who live on Livingstone Close, near the hospital.
Jyoti, a project manager, said: “She is very cute. We call her our princess.
“We chose her name carefully. Nishant is Hindi for dawn, Jyoti means light and Dia means lamp. Dawn is not possible without light and light needs a lamp to make dawns exist forever.”
●● Marie Ashton and Daniel Gillen with baby Joshua and big sister Elissa Patterson
●● Livia Holly Atkin was the perfect gift for Susan Morris and Paul Atkin
●● Dia Likhar arrived at 11.15pm for mum Jyoti and dad Nishant
●● Oscar Wood was the first arrival, being born at 2.40am