Two girls and a boy were born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) earlier today.
The first baby, Safari Pilgrim, was born at 2:08 a.m., weighing just over six pounds.
The baby’s 27-year-old mother who requested anonymity said she was elated that her baby was the first baby to be born in 2019.
The first time mother described her labour as an easy and wonderful experience that was not interrupted by complications.
“Before going into labour I tried not to entertain certain conversations about labour, because everyone’s experience is different, so I can’t base their experience on what I will go through. It was just my own experience. I am feeling very elated right now, just waiting for family members to come and see her.
“I am feeling blessed. Regardless if she was the first, or last baby to be born today, I just wanted a safe delivery, with no complications, and a healthy baby girl. To me, I would not have spent my Old Year’s night doing anything else. This was the best Old Year’s night I have ever had,” the mother said.
Following 27 hours of labour, Khadija Ifill, gave birth to the second baby, at 2:37 a.m. weighing six pounds, fourteen ounces. Ifill told Barbados TODAY she named her baby Takai Inniss.
“I am grateful that it is over. It was very painful but I thank God that she is here and healthy. She was due on December 29, but she came on the January 1, 2019 and it was planned. So I am starting my New Year on a good note,” 27-year-old Ifill said.
The mother of the third baby, a boy, was in the recovery room at the time Barbados TODAY visited the ward. (AH)