Home   News   Article

Grantham mum Marie’s Christmas joy




Bella wearing a festive hat that was given to all the babies born on Christmas Day
Bella wearing a festive hat that was given to all the babies born on Christmas Day

A Grantham family received a very special delivery on Christmas Day with the birth of a baby girl.

A Grantham family received a very special delivery on Christmas Day with the birth of a baby girl.

Marie Bond, the editor of the Grantham Journal, gave birth to her first child at 3.15pm last Monday at Peterborough City Hospital with husband Gary by her side.

Their daughter, who they have named Bella, was one of only a handful of babies to be born on Christmas Day at the city hospital.

Marie, who was due to give birth on Friday, said: “I was induced on Christmas Eve and was told it could take a couple of days until labour started. So I was all set for my hospital turkey dinner when my contractions started in the early hours of Christmas morning.”

Marie’s mum, Carole, was also at the birth – having received a call to rush to the hospital just as Christmas dinner was being served at her home in Caythorpe Heath. She was over the moon to see her first grandchild born.

Marie added: “It is amazing to have a baby on Christmas Day. Everyone is absolutely besotted with her, including her two older brothers Josh, 17, and Luke, 15.

“I do worry a little about how she will feel having a Christmas Day birthday but we will adapt and start a new tradition. We will always make sure we celebrate both her birthday and Christmas.”

After spending the festive period in hospital, Marie and Gary were keen to take their new arrival home to Grantham on Friday.

Marie added: “As we didn’t get to spend our first proper family Christmas at home, we treated New Year’s Day as our Christmas.

“Everyone is very excited to meet her. She is going to be a very much loved and spoilt little girl.”

n Did you have a Christmas baby? Share your exciting news! Or maybe your bundle of joy arrived on New Year’s Day? Email comment@granthamjournal.co.uk



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More