It was a special day for Janai Ward as she delivered the first baby on New Year’s Day for 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
She delivered healthy baby girl Niyaa Ward-Bruce at 1:02 a.m.
Niyaa, who weighed six pounds, five ounces, was due January 19.
“I feel good. I actually had a feeling it was going to happen. I told my brother and my boyfriend too that I had a feeling it was going to happen on New Year’s Day,” said Janai, who was beaming.
A short time later, at 2:51 a.m., thirty-two-year old Melissa Robinson delivered a baby boy, who weighed six pounds 15 ounces.
The baby, Thierry Atherley, is her second child.
“I feel blessed to have such a beautiful baby boy. The due date was the 6th of January, next week Tuesday. I’m actually glad that it’s all over but the date didn’t really matter to me. [It’s just] that my family and friends were telling me he’s going to come on January 1,” Robinson said.