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East London’s first babies of 2009 arrive for New Year

PUBLISHED: 22:31 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:55 05 October 2010

Little Jordon gazing up into mummy's eyes

Little Jordon gazing up into mummy's eyes

Olivia Harris, oliviaharris@mac.com 07881 810 878

A NEW birth centre in East London is celebrates its first birthday this month with its first New Year’s Day baby—who arrived without a name. Mary Canning’s bundle of joy was the only one born yesterday at the Barkantine centre, weighing 8lbs and 2oz. But eight more were born at the Royal London Hospital

THE new Barkantine birth centre in East London is celebrates its first birthday this month with the unit’s first New Year’s Day baby—who arrived without a name.

Mary Canning’s bundle of joy was the only one born yesterday at the centre in Millwall, Isle of Dogs, weighing 8lbs and 2oz. Mary, from Bethnal Green, is still thinking of a name for her Barkantine Babe’ who came into the world at 2.30am.

LITTLE Isa Byrne is a very special baby—the first to be born at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel in 2009. He arrived at 1.20am, weighing 9lbs 2oz.

Isa was 10 days late when he arrived, but made mum Bilckis Khanam from Hornchurch very proud that he was first to turn up out of eight babies born at the hospital on New Year’s Day.

NEW Year’s Day proved a delight for one family in London’s East End.

Happy mum Sultana Uddin, from Bow, gave birth to a girl at 5am at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, weighing 6lbs 2oz.

SLEEPY Gabriel Barbu weighed just 6lbs 2oz when she was born on New Year’s Day at the Royal London.

Her mum Ancuta Barbu from in Stratford gave birth at 5am.

RUKSHANA Yasmin and Raju Khan had a special reason to celebrate on New Year’s Day with their own special arrival.

Little Zaina was born at 10am at the Royal London, but was soon back home in Bethnal Green.

LITTLE Jordan Isika was in too much of a rush to be born in hospital and was delivered by her super gran’ at home in Millwall, Isle of Dogs—on the bathroom floor!

Jordan turned up at 3am weighing 8lbs 14oz before the ambulance arrived to take him and mum Nikita Dudhill, 22, off to hospital. Mum and baby are back home, doing fine.


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