Familes welcome extra special Christmas arrivalsBy Jon Nurse
January 07, 2013
Christmas Day was extra special for two families who welcomed new arrivals to the world.
Proud big brother Jamie Brant, five, celebrated the best Christmas gift he could wish for – a beautiful little sister.
Jessica Brant was one of 13 babies born at Frimley Park Hospital on Christmas Day.
Amy Massey, 32, and Gareth Brant, 33, from Deller Street, Binfield, were the proud parents of the hospital’s first Christmas delivery.
Jessica was born at 2.40am, weighing 5lb 10oz.
“It’s been the best Christmas ever,” Gareth said. “She was due on the 17th so it’s been a while waiting and was a shock having her on Christmas Day – but a very good one!
“Jamie is over the moon – he’s a really proud big brother.”
The family met excited relatives in Ascot for a belated Christmas dinner at the weekend.
Jan and Dave Stedman were tucking in to Christmas dinner when they received the call that their daughter had gone into labour.
Carrie Cox, 33, of Oxenhope, Bracknell, went into Frimley Park on Christmas Day for a check-up and was holding newborn Jacob two hours and 20 minutes later.
Jacob was due on Sunday, December 16, but to the amazement of Carrie and partner Robert Jackson, 27, he came on Christmas Day.
Carrie said: “We would have preferred him to come before Christmas, but he had other ideas.
“I went in for a check up where they said I had high blood pressure, had my waters broken and just over two hours later he was there.”
Jacob weighed 8lb 8oz and joins Megan, 12, Cameron, 10, and Ethan, two.
“The kids were so good – they didn’t open any presents until we got back on Boxing Day when Mum and Dad did us a Christmas dinner,” Carrie added.