Baby boy is the first on Independence Day at QEH
At 2:48 this morning, 24-year-old Jamelia Gill delivered a bouncing baby boy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) – the first on this country’s special day.
A happy Gill said she was expecting a Christmas baby given that he was due on December 22, but she was no less thrilled to have him born on the day Barbados celebrates 48 years of Independence.
“I feel great to have my first baby. I have no name for the baby yet but the name must begin with “A” because it’s a tradition in my family,” Gill said, noting that the names of all her neieces and nephews begin with that letter.
The first-time mother was presented with hampers from the Kiwanis Club and Massy Distribution.
President of Kiwanis Central Pamela Lorde, who was accompanied by vice president Philipia Faria, said the club has been making such presentations for the past 24 years.
“It’s because [at] Kiwanis part of the motto is serving the children of the world and young children is our main focus,” Lorde said.
Meantime, Shantelle Lampitt, 34, delivered the first baby girl at the QEH today at 8:07 am.
The mother of five said her baby was overdue by almost two weeks.
“She was actualy due November 16 but she decided to come today,” said a happy Lampitt, who, up to that time, had still not decided on a name.