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Christmas arrivals bring festive joy

PUBLISHED: 11:05 31 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:05 31 December 2015

Prabhjot Singh and Tajinder Kaur with baby Singh

Prabhjot Singh and Tajinder Kaur with baby Singh

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Christmas 2015 was made extra special by the arrival of tiny bundles of joy for Havering families.

Victoria and Andy Hollingdale, with Isla, age two and baby Erin RoseVictoria and Andy Hollingdale, with Isla, age two and baby Erin Rose

Prabhjot Singh and Tajinder Kaur of Strathmore Gardens, Hornchurch, welcomed their son at 1.47am.

He was the first baby to be born at Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford, on Christmas Day and his proud parents praised staff who provided presents for that extra bit of yuletide joy.

Prabhjot, 27, said: “It was very nice.”

Prabhjot and Tajinder, 25, are enjoying time with their first child, who weighed 3.3kg at birth, and are still deciding what to name him.

Paul and Jenny Richardson with daughter LilianPaul and Jenny Richardson with daughter Lilian

Victoria and Andrew Hollingdale, of Blake Close, Rainham, also welcomed a new arrival.

The couple were opening presents with two-year-old daughter Isla when they had to abandon the tree and rush to Queen’s Hospital.

Their daughter Erin was born at 1.18pm weighing 3.9kg.

Victoria, 32, said: “It was a very special and very different Christmas, one that we wont ever forget.”

Paul and Jenny Richardson, of Dorking Road, Hornchurch, were surprised by the arrival of daughter Lilian, who was born early on Christmas morning – more than two weeks before her due date.

Paul, 30, said that Erin, who weighed 2.44kg was “healthy and happy”.

He added: “It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster. Everything has been turned upside down – in a good way.”

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