New Year’s baby

Sabrina Reardon and her daughter Zara Sienna.
Sabrina Reardon and her daughter Zara Sienna.

This New Year’s Eve, while others were popping champagne or enjoying fireworks, Sabrina and Michael Reardon were preparing for the best kind of celebration, getting ready to head to St John of God Murdoch to welcome their new baby into the world.

Little Zara Sienna Reardon waited five days beyond her due date of December 27 to be born on January 1, ensuring a birth date to remember, and is a very welcome sibling for big sister Ella, almost two.

Michael said both girls would have memorable birthdates, with Ella celebrating her birthday on Valentine’s Day.

Zara was born at 1.20pm, weighing 3490g and measuring 51cm long.

Sabrina, who is on maternity leave from her role as a teacher at Palmyra primary school Our Lady of Fatima, said her students would be very excited to hear the news of Zara’s arrival.

Mother and baby are both healthy and happy after a three-day stay under the care of midwives at St Johns.