Coran wins New Year baby race
After the last sparklers fizzled out on New Year’s Eve, Caleb and Sharnni Stewart, of Bunbury, continued to celebrate with the birth of Coran James Stewart. Coran was the first baby born in Bunbury for 2017, arriving in the world at 2.55am on New Year’s Day.
Coran was born at 2.55am on January 1, making him the first baby in Bunbury for 2017 and the first child for the proud couple.
Born at Bunbury Regional Hospital and weighing 3.66kg, Coran hung on to be the first baby in the New Year after Mrs Stewart was induced on December 31.
“We thought he would come on New Year’s Eve, but he held on,” she said.
“His goal obviously was to get in the paper.”
Mrs Stewart said she was looking forward to bringing the little bundle of joy home.
“We have everything prepared for him at home and are excited to take on the challenge of parenting,” she said.
Mr Stewart was by Mrs Stewart’s side for Coran’s arrival and said the experience “wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be”.
Coran’s parents agree that having his birthday on New Year’s Day makes it extra special and will tell him the celebratory fireworks are just for him.
The Stewarts also wanted to acknowledge their obstetrician Dr Ben Cunningham and their midwife who had been excellent over the entire process.
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