THESE beautiful bundles of joy entered the world in Warrington to start the New Year in the best possible way.

Warrington Hospital welcomed seven babies into the world on New Year’s Day 2022, much to the delight of their parents.

While 2021 may have been a year full of coronavirus and restrictions, it ended on a delightful note for these parents as they got to hold their new sons and daughters for the first time.

Franklin Derek Jackson was the first baby to be born in Warrington Hospital on New Year’s Day, arriving at 12.13am.

Weighing 6lbs 3oz, he was welcomed by parents Laura Jade Coates and Lee James Jackson, from Howley.

Franklin Derek Jackson

Franklin Derek Jackson

He is a welcome brother to Lincoln, who is 17 months.

“We were determined to get him out in 2021 so we had a 2020 and a 2021 baby, but I guess New Year’s Day will do,” joked Laura.

“He is already calling the shots.”

He was followed by Lake Thorpe-Barnes, who entered the world at 2.09am, weighing 8lb 8oz.

This was to the delight of mum Chelsie Barnes and dad Tom Thorpe, who are glad to have him home in the town centre alongside brothers, Levi and Loki, and sister, Lexi.

Lake Thorpe-Barnes

Lake Thorpe-Barnes

“We are really glad to be home with him,” Chelsie commented.

“We would like to thank all the staff at Warrington Hospital, who were great with us throughout.”

Teddie Aaron Connor Corlett was delivered next at 3.10am at a weight of 9lb 6oz.

He is now home safe and sound in Chapelford with parents Shantelle Whitehouse and Wesley Corlett, as well as his two sisters, Alexcia and Ariella, and brother, Freddie.

Shantelle said: “We are doing well, despite it being tiring with three other children, and we are still in a bit of a bubble.

Teddie Aaron Connor Corlett

Teddie Aaron Connor Corlett

“We were expecting him over Christmas with my due date being Christmas Eve, so it was a bit of a shock that he was born in 2022.

“I do miss my baby bump, but we are definitely glad to have him with us, a million per cent.

“The hospital staff were absolutely fantastic with us and with aftercare.”

The first girl to be born in Warrington Hospital on New Year’s Day was Eadie Belle Corbett at 12.20pm, weighing 9lb 14oz.

She is much loved by parents Jemma and Mike Corbett, from Orford, who are glad to have her home with siblings Bobby, aged 10, Hattie, aged six, and Sonny, aged five.

Eadie Belle Corbett

Eadie Belle Corbett

“We have only just come home after he spent time in the neo-natal unit,” said mum Jemma.

“We would like to think all staff on the unit for looking after both her and us.”

Arriving at 5.47pm was Albie Steven Chamberlain, at a weight of 8lb.

He is the first child of delighted parents Levi-Paige Horton and Thomas Chamberlain, from Orford, and was able to witness a special moment when he arrived home.

“We had only been home for two hours and Albie was only 24 hours old when Thomas proposed to me,” Levi said.

Albie Steven Chamberlain

Albie Steven Chamberlain

“Everything is perfect, and we are all happy in our little bubble – we are absolutely made up to have him with us.

“I was a little poorly in hospital, but the two midwives really looked after me.”

Next to be welcomed to Warrington was Mirha Malik, born at 8.45pm and weighing 7lb 4oz.

She is enjoying life at home in Woolston with parents Sadaf Hussain and Muhammad Ali Malik and sister, Haya.

Mirha Malik

Mirha Malik

“The staff at Warrington Hospital were exceptional, as they ensured that the delivery went as smooth as possible and that baby and mum were well looked after,” said Sadaf.

“Our midwife Charlotte Kennedy was fantastic and very supportive, and it is lovely having Mirha home.

“Our eldest daughter Haya is enjoying bonding with her, and we as parents are looking forward to watching their relationship grow.”

Bringing New Year’s Day to close at Warrington Hospital’s maternity unit was the birth of Phoenix Collins at 9.39pm, weighing 7lb 8oz.

Phoenix Collins

Phoenix Collins

He was welcomed by parents Kay Marshall and Nathan Collins, from Dallam, and joins his two identical twin brothers, Jack and Cameron.

“Staff at Warrington Hospital were absolutely fantastic in dealing with everything, and we could not ask for anything better,” said mum Kay.