A BOUGHTON boy had a very special Christmas present – a baby brother.
Oliver Vine, aged 20 months, travelled to the Countess of Chester hospital with his grandparents on Christmas Day to open his stocking with his mum Gloria, dad David and new-born brother Oscar.
Oscar Spencer Vine was born at 8.06 am on Christmas Day, weighing 9lbs exactly.
David said: “Oscar was due on December 17. We were staying in Nantwich with my parents when things started to happen on Christmas Eve so we drove to the Countess. We were told to go back home as things were not really moving but a few hours later we were back on the road!”
He added: “Our treatment at the Countess was exemplary and the staff were very good.”
Earlier on Christmas, a Huxley mum gave birth to a baby daughter at Leighton Hospital.
Ruby Brown was born at 6.03am weighing 6lbs and 11oz, a sister for Alfie, who will be one this Sunday.
Mum Heather Barnes said: “Alfie stayed at home with family and I went in to hospital on Christmas Eve. He’s not really sure what to make of it all!”
Alfie will now be able to celebrate his first birthday with his new sister, mum and dad Anthony Brown.
Other Christmas Day babies included Leon Andrew Proctor of Sutton Way in Ellesmere Port, born at 12.40pm weighing 7lbs 7oz. He is the first child for mum Natasha Knight and dad Craig Proctor. Later in the day Paul George Morgan, of Great Sutton, arrived at 9.44pm, hitting the scales at 7lbs 10oz.