Precious little presents

2013-12-27 00:00

WHILE most families gathered at home for Christmas, some gathered at hospitals to receive the gift of new life.

One of KwaZulu-Natal’s first Christmas babies was born in Grey’s Hospital. A healthy baby boy born at 10 minutes past midnight and was later joined by two girls at the hospital.

Sibongele Mncwabe was ecstatic to welcome her second baby, Asiphokuhle Zuma, to the world. Asiphokuhle was born at 2.05 am in MediClinic in Pietermaritzburg.

“I was so happy! I chose his name before he was born. It was nice that he arrived on Christmas,” said Mncwabe.

Midlands Medical Centre also delivered three Christmas babies.

The first baby born at Midlands was Amanda Nxumalo’s son. He was also Nxumalo’s first child and the only Caesarean section baby of the day.

“He was born at 10 in the morning and weighed 3,5 kg. Amanda, although tired, was very happy to meet her son,” said a nurse in the maternity ward at Midlands.

The nurse said another boy was born at 5.30 pm and a girl was born at 5.45 pm. Both were natural births.

Baby Caleb, born at Umhlanga Hospital, was a pleasant surprise for his parents — he arrived at 8.30 pm.

Mother Tarnia Clarrise said, “Caleb was supposed to have been born on January 4, so this was definitely a surprise for us.”

Caleb’s arrival was very significant for the Clarrises, who are Catholic.

“We are extremely excited that our first baby was born on Christmas. We are Catholics so the day has a lot of significance for us as it symbolises the birth of Jesus.”

At 6.42 pm in Parklands Hospital Kimmisha and Ugen Gounden had their first baby, Keriana Haylee.

Introducing The Witness to Keriana, Ugen excitedly said she is a Liverpool supporter.

“Keriana is our first baby and we are so proud to have her. We are not very religious, so the day does not have much of a significance for us. We are just so happy and ecstatic to have her, ” said Ugen.

He added, “I have mixed emotions about the days to come. I’m excited and nervous about the sleepless nights that await me.”

Parklands Hospital also welcomed Sinovuyo Azande Gumede. She was born at 6.26 am to an “overjoyed” Sanelisiwe Gumede.

“I have an 11-year-old son and now Sinovuyo, who completes the family. I feel blessed that she shares this special day with Jesus,” said Gumede.

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