Roma welcomes first baby of new year
HE WAS more than two weeks early, but he was eager to start he and his family’s year off on the right foot.
Hamish Christensen was the first baby born in the southwest region when he entered the world at Roma Hospital at 10.52am on New Year’s Day to parents Bronwen and Michael and big sister Sophie.
A healthy boy weighing in at 3.5kg, he made his appearance after a labour lasting six hours and seven minutes.
Michael and Bronwen, who first arrived in Roma from the Toowoomba region when 27 weeks pregnant with Sophie two years ago, agreed the birth was a great way to start the year.
“We weren’t really expecting him, he wasn’t due until January 19, but he’s a beautiful addition,” Mrs Christensen said.
“I came into hospital in daylight and he was born not too long after – much easier than my first one.”
She said the process was made easy with a good midwife team, the same one who helped deliver their firstborn in 2016.
HELLO WORLD: Hamish Christensen was born on New Year’s Day in Roma Hospital.