Chadwell Heath couple see in New Year with birth of first child minutes after midnight

A Chadwell Heath couple had a New Year’s Eve to remember when their first child was born just minutes after midnight yesterday.

Baby Zayd Taousi-Chahboun was the first baby of 2013 at Queen’s Hospital, in Romford, when he was delivered at 00.11am on New Year’s Day.

He was born at a healthy 3.57kg and is resting with mum Hanan Taousi-Chahbounin hospital.

She said: “We’ve put New Year celebrations on hold for the moment but we had a good Christmas.

“Zayd seems very happy but he’s just been sleeping so far.”

The family are hoping to go back home to Sherman Gardens tomorrow.