Jessica and Chris Williams of Frogmore welcomed their third born baby, Abigail Brook Williams into the world only three hours into the New Year.
Abigail was delivered at the Young District Hospital at 3.30am on January 1, 2019 – the very first baby for the Boorowa region in 2019.
She weighed seven-and-a-half pounds.
Abigail is a little sister for Elizabeth, six, and Rowan, three, both of whom were exceptionally excited to start their new year off by meeting their little sister.
The grandparents Mike and Patricia Crockford of Boorowa and Shirley and Michael Williams of Adelaide.
Young Hospital Auxiliary continued their tradition of presenting the first baby born in the new year with a hand-crafted blanket.
This year’s blanket was hand-crocheted in pink and white by Young Hospital Auxiliary President Janice Ward.
Janice presented the Auxiliary’s gift to the family and to baby Abigail, accompanied by vice president Libby Plumley.
Janice and Libby gave glowing praise of Young Hospital, the staff and doctors, and how the hospital attracts people from surrounding areas, who could use bigger hospitals like Wagga or Canberra.
“All three of the Williams children were delivered at the Young hospital, a fact that warms the hearts of the Young Hospital staff,” Janice said.
Young Hospital staff confirmed on Friday morning that three babies have been born in Young so far in 2019.