Roma wel­comes first baby of new year

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: ELLEN RANSLEY

HELLO WORLD: Hamish Chris­tensen was born on New Year’s Day in Roma Hospi­tal.

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