Two new arrivals on New Year’s Day

Elise and Jack with Laura and Florence

Elise and Jack with Laura and Florence

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There were two babies born on New Year’s Day at the Jane Crookall Maternity Unit in Noble’s Hospital this year.

Jamie Kemp and Elise Lang of Close Rushen, Castletown, were blessed with the arrival of Jack Oliver Kemp at 11.06am, weighing in at six pounds, five ounces.

Elise works at Friends Provident in Castletown while Jamie is a postman in Port Erin.

Elise said: ‘Jack was due to arrive on New Year’s Eve but he arrived on New Year’s Day instead so he was only a day late, but everything went pretty much to plan with no problems thankfully. It was a great day to remember for us. I’m so proud.

‘I have one child, Oscar, who is four years old, so he has a little brother now.’

Born a little later in the day, at 12.15pm, was Florence Kewley to her new parents Scott Kewley and Laura Kewley.

Laura, originally from Liverpool, is a health visitor and Scott is a communications engineer.

The couple, who live in Lonan, have three other children, Lily, 13, Noah, eight, and Ruby, five.

Laura said: ‘Florence weighed five pounds, nine ounces, she was two and a half weeks early, she was due on January 18 so she is a little bit early.

‘Everything went smoothly though with no difficulties. We were prepared for it but it was certainly made a New Year’s Day to remember.’

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