SIX parents celebrated the New Year by welcoming beautiful new babies at Taunton’s Musgrove Park hospital.

Taunton’s first new tot of the year came for a couple from Street.

Lucy Stacey and Damian Millard welcomed their third boy to the family, two days after Lucy was induced.

The child doesn’t yet have a name, but Lucy said he is home and sleeping well.

She added: “He was due on January 20 but they had seen his growth was dropping so I was induced on Sunday. I was hoping it would be a bit quicker but he came at 12.43am on Tuesday.”

Lucy and Damian’s other two boys are seven and five, and are excited at having another brother.

Lucy added that she is excited but mostly pleased that he has arrived and is healthy.

Karen Fox, who works at Asda, and support worker Aaron Hardwidge were Musgrove’s next new parents of 2019.

They were beaming with pride when they spoke to the Gazette the following day.

Their daughter, Aliza, came at 6.05am and weighed six pounds and seven ounces.

Karen said: “She was due on January 4 so she decided to make her appearance early.

“She is out first baby. It has been overwhelming. It is lovely and long-awaited.

“She came at 6.05am so I didn’t get to see much of the fireworks in London.”

Aliza is already developing a reputation as a bit of a show-off.

Aaron added: “Her dad did predict she would come on the first and I was right.

“She is a little poser. Whenever people have come to take photos her eyes just follow the camera.”

Laura Dunham and William Lansdown were the next parents to say hello to their new baby daughter.

Daphnie was born later in the morning, arriving at 8.15am, but she was originally due last year.

Laura said: “She was due on December 19, so we have been waiting a while. At one point we thought she might be a Christmas baby, and now she has come at New Year’s.”

Laura is a learning support assistant and William works for the NHS in Bristol.

William added: “Mum had bought her a Christmas jumper which now won’t fit her next year.”

Daphnie is set to be welcomed home by a half-brother and sister when she gets home.

Laura said: “It was very emotional but we are pleased now, very pleased.”

Another arrival on New Year’s Day was little baby Olaf.

He was welcomed into the world by his parents Sandra and Sebastian Mazwek, who live in Bridgwater.

A day on and Sandra said she had calmed down now, and just wanted to get baby Olaf home to see his older brother.