Echuca hospital staff were kept on their toes over the weekend, with eight babies born between Friday night and Monday afternoon in a mini baby boom.MONIQUE PRESTON November 29, 2012 4:56am
Newborns, from left: Zaxon Priestley, Lily Vertigan, Delilah Lubke, William Andrew, Amber Schmedje, Xander Eldridge and Milla Stone. Absent Olivia Mundie.
Echuca had its very own baby boom over the weekend, with eight babies born at Echuca hospital between Friday night and Monday afternoon.
Midwives and doctors were run off their feet as they raced to keep up with the influx of babies, with many working double or extra shifts on a weekend that, at one stage, saw four women in labour at the same time.
Registered midwife Kim McGregor said it was a busy time with what she called an ‘‘unusual’’ number of births.
‘‘It just kept coming and coming and coming,’’ she said.
‘‘At the time it was exhausting, but when you come out at the end, it’s nice.’’
The boom started on Friday night, with the first of the babies, Milla Stone, born to parents Holly Bruce and Brad Stone at 8.20pm.
She was followed six hours later, with the birth of Xander Eldridge — son of Katie and Luke Eldridge — at 2.20am.
Staff then had a break of about 12 hours before the arrival of the next baby, with Zaxon Priestley born to Tahlia Priestley at 2.36pm on Saturday.
He was followed shortly after by William Andrew, son of Shannon and Justin Andrew, at 4.47pm.
Just over an hour later, Lily Vertigan entered the world, born to parents Olivia and Robert Vertigan at 5.54pm.
Delilah Lubke made her arrival at 7.44pm to parents Phoebe Patten and Aaron Lubke to round out Saturday’s births.
Amber Schmedje was the only birth on Sunday, born at 3.53am to parents Angela and Ronald Schmedje.
Olivia Mundie was the last of the babies, born at 1.12pm on Monday — about an hour before the Riverine Herald turned up to take the group photo of the babies — to parents Laura Ward and Adam Mundie.
When asked the question of what happened nine months ago to cause such a boom, the answers varied from wedding anniversary celebrations, to new dads’ birthdays, to questions of whether it was around Valentine’s Day.
BREAKING: Emergency services called to unit fire on St Georges Rd in Shepparton.
Yarrawonga/Mulwala's largest ever professional golf event, the Shepparton BMW Senior Victorian Open, got underway today with 124 players hitting off from 8am to 1pm on Yarrawonga's Black Bull Golf Course at Silverwoods.
Tatura’s rainfall for the last three months of 2015, 116.6mm, was marginally down on the long-term average for the same period, 120.8mm.
JON Lam’s exhibition Heart to Art will open at Alton Gallery on Friday
ATHLETIC talent clearly runs in the Hayes family.
Special supplement in this weeks edition
For Tocumwal’s Lynda Snowden, working the land hasn’t stopped her from falling in love with the majestic surrounds of her day to day life.
TOOLLEEN Recreation Reserve Committee of Management presented three awards on Australia Day in front of 80 local residents.
The cuteness level at Maryanne Ryan’s place is overflowing the bucket, with the arrival of baby Dougal the donkey.
Deniliquin doctor Marion Magee says she is disgusted with the treatment of local nurses.
After 27 years of dairying, Undera farmer Rob Backway gave up 130 cattle to move into cropping — and he has never looked back.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.