First baby of 2017 born at Fiona Stanley Hospital

The Judy Quickson family with their newborn.
The Judy Quickson family with their newborn.

THE first baby born this year at Fiona Stanley Hospital arrived at 1.02am by emergency caesarean following a day of labouring on New Year’s Eve.

Dad Christopillai Judy Quickson said despite coming 10 days ahead of his due date, the newborn was obviously keen to arrive in the New Year.

Mr Judy Quickson and wife Sherena, of Canning Vale, will follow their Sri Lankan Tamil culture of using numerology to choose a name for their second son.

They will use the birth date and time and a horoscope to choose the first letter or sound of their son’s name.

Son Dhanal Harrintton (4) is very excited by the arrival.