Welwyn Garden City's couple perfect start to 2009

PUBLISHED: 13:24 18 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:23 26 October 2009

Zoe Akinmade

Zoe Akinmade

HAVING a baby is a momentous occasion for any family. Having your little one arrive on the first day of 2009 is an extra special way to bring in the new year. Zoe Akinmade, pictured, delighted her parents Olubunmi and Olu when she was born on New Year's Day

HAVING a baby is a momentous occasion for any family.

Having your little one arrive on the first day of 2009 is an extra special way to bring in the new year.

Zoe Akinmade, pictured, delighted her parents Olubunmi and Olu when she was born on New Year's Day at the QE2 Hospital in WGC.

Mum Olubunmi was due to give birth on January 2, her own birthday.

Instead the 33-year-old went into labour on New Year's Eve at 8.30am.

Just over 26 hours later daughter Zoe, who tipped the scales at 8lbs, was born by an emergency Caesarean at 10.37am.

Olubunmi, of WGC, told the WHT: "She [Zoe] was due on January 2 which is my birthday but she came one day earlier.

"I guess she wanted to have her own day!

"I was too tired to realise what day it was, but looking back New Year's Day was good; her birthday will stand out and we will not forget that in a hurry."

Zoe is the second child of Olubunmi and Olu, who have a two-year-old son, Nathan.

When asked how Zoe's older brother was adjusting to the new addition to the family,

Olubunmi said: "He loves touching her hair and giving her cuddles, he hasn't been jealous at all."

Zoe is currently proving hard work with Olubunmi, a GP who works in London and hopes to return to work in three or four months, claiming the little one is "awake all night and asleep all day".

When asked whether any more children were on the cards, a jovial Olubunmi added: "Not at the moment, I am very happy with my two!

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