Fireworks at midnight and an Auld Lang Syne sing along were on hold for Jodie Miller and David Hough, who celebrated the arrival of the new year with a little arrival of their very own.
Say hello to Aaron-Lee Marcus Hough, the first baby to be born in 2018 at Royal Preston Hospital at 9:24am, weighing 6lsb 5oz.
Mum Jodie, 22, said: “It was a quiet night for us watching a film really, enjoying our last day together before welcoming the little one to the world.”
Jodie, from Leyland, added: “It was after midnight that I thought this is it. I kept jumping from the fireworks and I think it may have been what made him come when he did!”
And little Aaron-Lee was born on his exact due date, something that delighted dad David, 25, from Ribbleton, who said: “This is the best New Year’s Day ever.”
As well as the first newborn to be welcomed into Preston this year, the Post took a glimpse at the last little ones of 2017.
Sophia Hackney was born at 11:33pm on New Year’s Eve, weighing 6lbs 15oz, to parents Stephanie Mason and Michael Hackney.
Stephanie’s mum, Carole Mason – aka Grandma – visited on New Year’s Day to see little Sophia. Carole, pictured with Sophia, said: “She’s our little princess; she’s so gorgeous.”
As well as Sophia, RPH welcomed Amber Holly Richardson, born at 9:18pm on New Year’s Eve, weighing 7lb 9oz, to mum and dad Lauren and Will Richardson.
Lauren, 32, from Wesham, said: “It was definitely a quieter New Year’s Eve than I’m used to but I still think I got the same little amount of sleep! We’re just over the moon that she’s here.”