First babies of the decade: Brentwood couple welcome New Year’s Day baby

Baby Arthur was born at on New Year's Day morning in Queen's Hospital, Romford. Picture: Aidan Mahon

Baby Arthur was born at on New Year's Day morning in Queen's Hospital, Romford. Picture: Aidan Mahoney, - Credit: Aidan Mahoney

A Brentwood couple had a New Year’s Day they’ll never forget as they welcomed their baby boy Arthur on the morning of January 1.

Baby Arthur was born at on New Year's Day morning in Queen's Hospital, Romford. Picture: Aidan Mahon

Baby Arthur was born at on New Year's Day morning in Queen's Hospital, Romford. Picture: Aidan Mahoney, - Credit: Aidan Mahoney

First time parents Aidan Mahoney and Jorden Magner welcomed their son Arthur Mahoney at 11.30am at Queen's Hospital, Romford, run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Arthur was one of the first babies born at the hospital this decade.

After a gruelling 18 hours in labour when the epidural didn't work, their original due date of December 31 rolled into the New Year, getting to the hospital just two hours before midnight.

"It'll be a New Year's Eve I won't forget, that's for sure!" said Aidan. "It's been really tiring, but also a really good adjustment."


You may also want to watch:


Little Arthur weighed eight ounces and was described as happy and healthy.

Baby Arthur was born at on New Year's Day morning in Queen's Hospital, Romford. Picture: Aidan Mahon

Baby Arthur was born at on New Year's Day morning in Queen's Hospital, Romford. Picture: Aidan Mahoney, - Credit: Aidan Mahoney

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus