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Two Christmas babies so far

CARLOS ATWELL, ​[email protected]

Two Christmas babies so far

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SHANIKA HINDS was the first mother to receive her Christmas gift today, a five pound, 15 ounce boy born around 9 a.m.

The tired but happy 32-year-old mother of three said the baby was her first boy to add to her other two children – aged 13 and one year old.

“The first birth took long and the second was a l’il tough and this one was no different but the nurses made it easier and now I have a bundle of joy,” she said.

Hinds, of Chapman Village, St Thomas said her baby boy, who she named Azari, was originally due on December 29 but his early arrival for Christmas was a blessing.

“I can’t believe it; I didn’t expect him to come out today. I feel tired but grateful and blessed,” she said.

Michelle Bourne gave birth to a five pound, nine ounce baby girl at 1:16 p.m. while another woman was expected to give birth later.

All the births were at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and no births were expected at Bayview Hospital. (CA)

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