It’s hard to describe the pride and joy felt when a baby is born.
There were many proud parents in Maitland and surrounds this year.
To celebrate some of our youngest residents, we asked to see your baby photos from 2018.
Among the photos were some amazing stories too.
Layla Belle Crewes was born on October 7, 2018 at 4.10am in the back of an ambulance en route to Maitland hospital.
It was a very quick labour for mother Kelly – Layla was born less than two hours from first signs, weighing 3.78 kilograms and measuring at 51.5cm.
At the start of the year, The Mercury visited Maitland hospital to meet our first baby of the year – Bongani Joshua Luphala.
He was born on January 1, 2018, and is now less than a month away from celebrating his first birthday.
Congratulations to all the proud parents of Maitland.
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