Search

New Year’s baby joy for proud Havering parents

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 January 2014

Mum Nicky, dad Ben and brother Marshal Williams, aged 20 months with baby Taryn who was born on New Year's day.

Mum Nicky, dad Ben and brother Marshal Williams, aged 20 months with baby Taryn who was born on New Year's day.

Archant

Celebrations were extra special for the proud parents of New Year’s babies.

Mum Beatrice Wiafe and dad Kofi Arthur with Christina Arthur. Mum Beatrice Wiafe and dad Kofi Arthur with Christina Arthur.

Thrilled parents Ben and Nicky Williams welcomed daughter Taryn on New Year’s Day.

As her due date of Christmas Eve passed, the Romford couple tried to carry on as normal while they waited for her ­arrival.

Ben said: “We are delighted. We thought New Year’s Day was a nice time to be born – being a recognised day around the world.”

After Nicky went into labour on New Year’s Eve, the couple were barely aware of the chimes at midnight.

“We didn’t even see the New Year on the BBC,” admitted Ben.

“We haven’t had many New Year’s plans recently, due to our 19-month-old son, Marshal, and we won’t have for the next few years now!”

Taryn was born at 1.20pm, weighing 9lbs 5oz at Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Proud parents Beatrice Wiafe and Kofi Arthur celebrated the birth of Christina Arthur, also at Queen’s Hospital.

Christina, Beatrice’s first child, arrived late, after her due date of December 29 passed, and Beatrice was planning to go to church on New Year’s Eve when she went into labour.

“I had to cancel as I was in labour. Midnight passed me by,” said Christina, of Rainham.

“But I am pleased that she was born on New Year’s Day. I am very happy.”

Christina was born at 3.43am, weighing 7lb 5oz.

Royin Muyinat Itiolu was ­really happy son Junior Kess arrived at 6am on New Year’s Day.

He joins Royin and daughter Tiannah, aged eight, and the proud mother said she felt “blessed” on his arrival. She said: “It’s amazing having my son born on New Year’s Day.”

Junior came early, as he was due on January 4, and Royin was due to spend New Year’s Eve with her family but instead spent it in labour.

“Everyone was still saying Happy New Year!” she added.

Junior Kess weighed 7lb 5oz.

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

Rats swarming in and out of bin bags, roaming confidently across front gardens and gnawing their way through fences – that is what residents of one Rainham street have found themselves up against.

Yesterday, 15:02

Fans can relive the unique musical talents of George Michael in a special tribute performance.

Yesterday, 12:19

Havering’s councillors look set to brand Sadiq Khan’s increased housing targets for the borough “unacceptable, unachieveable and unsustainable” at a meeting later this month.

Yesterday, 09:08

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust running Queen’s Hospital millions of pounds a year.

Yesterday, 08:13

An outspoken teenager from Romford is looking for two young people from the borough with mental health issues to take part in some mentoring sessions.

Mon, 17:00

A small Romford charity is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special ball.

Mon, 16:30

Rail staff have shown their support for Havering Samaritans’ bid to turn “Blue Monday” into “Brew Monday”, by encouraging people to get together for a cup of tea and a chat.

Mon, 15:00

Havering Council cabinet members are set to discuss a proposed £30million grant from the GLA to pay for more affordable housing in the borough over the next three years.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Window and conservatory specialist Ken Rhodes talks about the possibilities for brightening up your home for the new year, and with their home improvement finance deals it’s possible for everyone to make some changes

Lisa and Jennie are cousins who grew up in the borough. Their grandmother, ‘Nanny Fish’ was a huge part of their lives, and while she had dementia and increasing needs, she really benefited from having care in her nephew’s loving home. This experience was the inspiration for Lisa and Jennie to set-up their own home care service.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now