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New Year, new life: The first babies to be born in Camden in 2018

Eight new arrivals at the Royal Free made their appearance on January 1

03 January, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Mohmoud Mohmoud at the Royal Free

LITTLE Mohmoud Mohmoud wasn’t due until January 9 but decided to come early at the Royal Free Hospital on New Year’s Day – making a special hat-trick for the new family.

Weighing just 5lb 6oz, he was born at 6.30am to 29-year-old Hodan Hassen Adona and her husband, Abdusamad Abdullahi, who live in Gospel Oak. Mr Abdullahi, 30, said: “My birthday is 10th of the 10th (October) and my wife’s is 8th of the 8th (August) but our first child has gone one better by being 1st of the 1st! It’s quite a fun coincidence.”

Mohmoud was one of eight babies born in the Hampstead hospital on New Year’s Day. A later arrival was Eilidh Elizabeth Bryden who was born at 5.17pm weighing 7lb 6oz.

Little Eilidh arrived at 5.17pm

Her parents, Ashley, 32, and David, 31, who live in Golders Green, also said their daughter had come just a little earlier than expected. Ashley said: “I haven’t even told my boss yet and I was still supposed to be working from home. My due date was the 10th of January but I ended up having five days of contractions so I knew she was coming early. I think I’ve had about eight hours’ sleep in the last four or five nights. Yes, I know, I’ve got to get used to it.”

Senior midwife Siew Quek said: “Having a baby on New Year’s Day is so special for the parents. I think they really enjoy celebrating the birth of their child and New Year at the same time.”

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