Wisbech baby among six New Year’s Day births at Kings Lynn hospital - and a Long Sutton tot was the first arrival of 2016
Poppy Sophia Mansfield, pictured with mum Kristyna, was among the six New Year’s Day babies born at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn. She was born at around 6am and weighed 6lb 14.5oz.
Mrs Mansfield, from Wisbech, said Poppy was soon going to be introduced to her big brother Benjamin, 13 and sister Riana, 9.
Little Emily Grace Mann, also pictured, was the first baby born in 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
She arrived into the world at 01.38am on New Year’s Day and weighed a healthy 7lb 8oz.
Proud mum, Elizabeth Wood, 30, of Sutton Crosses, in Long Sutton, said: “We were expecting Emily to arrive around the New Year and she’s here on time.
“At one point we weren’t sure if Emily would be the first to arrive in 2016 or another little baby who was also on its way - but she was here first in the end.”
Emily spent most of yesterday sleeping in her cot at the Castle Acre Ward with her mum, and dad, James Mann, 32, close by. She is the couple’s first child.