Bromley couple welcome Christmas baby

PUBLISHED: 16:10 30 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:19 31 December 2013

Daniel Theuma of Bromley with son Freddie George

Daniel Theuma of Bromley with son Freddie George


A Bromley couple are celebrating the arrival of an extra special Christmas present this year.

Lacey Theuma with little bother Freddie who was born on Christmas DayLacey Theuma with little bother Freddie who was born on Christmas Day

Samantha Theuma of Mottingham gave birth to son Feddie George Theuma on Christmas Day and says the family are thrilled with their new arrival.

Samantha, 26, husband Daniel, 27, and two-year-old daughter Lacey, welcomed Freddie to the world at 4.23pm on Christmas Day after a labour of four hours, 20 minutes.

Little Freddie, whose due date was December 25, weighed a healthy lb 7.11 and is now back home after one night in the maternity ward at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, where six other babies were also born that day.

“The labour was fine, it was quite quick,” said Samantha, who works for a London based property management company.

“It was easy compared to my first birth - Lacey was two weeks late and I had to be induced.”

Samantha went into hospital on Christmas Eve and left on Boxing Day. “I spent my whole Christmas in hospital,” she added.

“So we had another Christmas Day on Saturday 28th. We cooked dinner, had family round who were supposed to come on Christmas Day, we opened presents and pulled crackers, it was lovely.”

“Having Freddie on Christmas Day was a really nice present,” said Daniel.

“The worst thing about it was having to leave Lacey with someone else over Christmas.”

The couple say they’re not sure how they will divide the birthday and Christmas celebrations for Freddie in the future, and although they would have preferred him to have his own special day, say having a Christmas baby has made their year.

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