Shoalhaven hospital welcomes first delivery for 2014

TWELVE hours and 32 minutes into 2014 the date January 1 became one that Annalise Gallo and Nathan Johnson will never forget.

Their son William Allan Johnson was the first baby born in Nowra this year. 

Baby William arrived a few days late but his mother said that just made his birthday a little more special.

“I was four days overdue and on my way to hospital to be induced,” she said.

“It was on the way to hospital that I started to have contractions.

“Then at 12.32 in the afternoon I had him.

“The night before I celebrated New Year’s Eve with a barbecue at home, but I was too tired to stay up until midnight,” Ms Gallo said.

The Nowra couple said it didn’t take them too long to settle on a name as William was the one name they both agreed on.

And perhaps there was a royal influence in 2013, because William was the most popular boy’s name chosen by Australian parents.

At birth baby William weighed 3538 grams and was 53 cm long.

He is a brother for 16-month-old Hailey and a great grandson for Shirley Johnson from Cumnock.

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