New Year’s Day baby delight for Boston couple who ‘pushed’ for January 1 date

Proud parents Rajvir Kaur and Dr Amarjeet Singh, of Boston, with their baby son born on New Year's Day at Pilgrim Hospital.
Proud parents Rajvir Kaur and Dr Amarjeet Singh, of Boston, with their baby son born on New Year's Day at Pilgrim Hospital.

IT WAS a New Year and a new addition to the family on January 1 for a happy couple from Boston.

This bouncing baby boy was born on New Year’s Day to delighted parents Rajvir Kaur and Dr Amarjeet Singh, of James Street.

Baby Singh, whose first name is yet to be decided on, arrived at 5.11pm on the maternity ward at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital weighing 4lb 15oz.

Father Dr Singh, who works as a psychiatrist at Pilgrim Hospital, in Sibsey Lane, said he was over the moon: “We are so happy our son came early as he was not due until January 9.

“My wife went into labour on New Year’s Eve so she was pushing and trying really hard to have him on New Year’s Day as she didn’t want him to arrive on January 2.

He added: “We hope he will be happy with his birthday as he grows up, it’s not a date anyone will easily forget.”

Dr Singh said his family in India have already started celebrating and will hopefully come over to visit them next month.

On Christmas Day, eight babies were born at Pilgrim Hospital.

One was from the Boston area, two from Spalding and five from Skegness.

The babies arrived between 1.28am and 9.44pm.

The first baby born on Christmas Day was put in a special festively-decorated cot.

Labour matron Janet Barker said the ward can have up to 13 or 14 births a day, but said it was ‘quite a busy day’.