Double celebrations as families welcome new arrivals on Christmas Day

Mark Westley Photography' WYVERSTONE: Christmas Day baby'Jessica Warner, aged 23, had a baby boy at West Suffolk Hospital weighing 7lbs 5oz 'Marley James. ANL-141228-200334009
Mark Westley Photography' WYVERSTONE: Christmas Day baby'Jessica Warner, aged 23, had a baby boy at West Suffolk Hospital weighing 7lbs 5oz 'Marley James. ANL-141228-200334009
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Nine families across the West Suffolk area received an extra special Christmas present as they welcomed new arrivals.

West Suffolk Hospital’s maternity department had a busier time than usual on Christmas Day with several babies born in the early hours.

Christmas Day Babies - Jules Dann with Baby Isla Jasmine Elliott Dann. ANL-141228-134909009

Christmas Day Babies - Jules Dann with Baby Isla Jasmine Elliott Dann. ANL-141228-134909009

However, the nine newborns weren’t quite a record-breaker as the hospital oversaw 13 deliveries about 10 years ago.

The first Christmas Day baby was at 2.08am with Audriaus Pavelcikas, 24, and partner Laura Steponaviciute, 20, of Thetford, welcoming baby son Tajus, who weighed 7lbs 3.5oz.

Others on the big day included Marley James Warner who was born at 11.35am weighing 7lbs 5oz to mum Jessica Warner, 23, of Wyverstone. Marley had been due on January 2. Miss Warner said: “It was a surprise for him to come on Christmas Day. If anything I was expecting him to be overdue.”

At 3.50am, Katherine Morris, 26 and Mark Cowell, 32, of Stowmarket, welcomed their first baby Henry weighing 7lbs 3oz.

Mark Westley Photography'STOWMARKET: Christmas Day baby 'Katherine Morris, 26, and Mark Cowell, 32, have welcomed baby Henry. It's their first baby. ANL-141228-200312009

Mark Westley Photography'STOWMARKET: Christmas Day baby 'Katherine Morris, 26, and Mark Cowell, 32, have welcomed baby Henry. It's their first baby. ANL-141228-200312009

Jules Dann, 38, who lives in Oxford but is staying with her parents in Bury St Edmunds, had daughter Isla Jasmine Elliott Dann at 6.53am. She weighed 6lbs 15.5oz and had been due on January 2.

THETFORD: Audriaus Pavelcikas, 24, and partner Laura Steponaviciute, 20 with baby son Tajus. Born 2.08am on Christmas Day at West Suffolk Hospital weighing 7lbs 3.5oz. ANL-141227-225503009

THETFORD: Audriaus Pavelcikas, 24, and partner Laura Steponaviciute, 20 with baby son Tajus. Born 2.08am on Christmas Day at West Suffolk Hospital weighing 7lbs 3.5oz. ANL-141227-225503009