Search

New Year’s baby joy for proud Havering parents

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

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 News Stories

58 minutes ago
Picture: Katie Collins/PA

7.20am: Minor delays on the District Line due to an earlier signal failure.

As fireworks light up the skies above Havering, firefighters will walk out in a strike that has been described as putting “people’s lives at risk”.

Yesterday, 18:55
The power cut is causing delays between Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

Yesterday, 17:08
Right Choice Insurance Brokers staff take part in this year's Wear It Pink event. Picture: Vicci Shaughnessy

Insurance brokers were tickled pink as they raised money for a breast cancer charity,

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Looking for a holiday? We know a company that are keen to flog you a trip to the land of Kim Jong-un.

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

As a state of emergency is declared in Burkina Faso, what does the future hold for its president and people?

It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition