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No, we were first! Here’s the first baby born at the Royal Free in 2018

Fireworks made couple missed out of NY coverage feel the whole of London was 'cheering them on'

15 January, 2018 — By Tom Foot

PARENTS of a baby girl born on New Year’s Day have told the New Journal: “We were first!”

After we reported how eight babies were born at the Royal Free Hospital on January 1, the newly-enlarged Posen family got in touch to say we’d missed them out. Proud dad Eli contacted the paper on Friday and sent emailed over evidence, including a baby tag and a snap of the clock on the wall of the maternity ward, to show his partner Gabi had been the first to give birth in 2018.

The Posen family sent evidence to show they were first

Gabi was resting when a photographer did the rounds after the baby girl – yet to be named – was born at 1.25am.

“While Gabi was in labour, we saw the New Year’s fireworks through the window over London’s skyline,” said Eli. “It was as if the whole of London were cheering us on.”

The new addition is known as “New Year Baby” until her parents decide on a name. She has three siblings to meet – a sister and two brothers.

“The NHS staff were amazing – to forgo their New Year parties and help others in the hospital,” added Gabi. “Thanks to the great midwives at the Royal Free hospital”

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