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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.

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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.

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