BARNOLDSWICK: Baby Hollie is born on New Year’s Day

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IT was all the “ones” for a Barnoldswick couple on New Year’s Day as they welcomed a new baby to their family on 1/1/11.

Hollie Prior (24), gave birth to Caeleb at Burnley Hospital at 9-12 a.m. though he was a week overdue and should have been born on Christmas Day.

Dad Michael Bates (25), was delighted, as was new big sister Caecey-Jai (4), who is a pupil at Barnoldswick CE Primary School.

Hollie said: “We weren’t hoping for a New Year baby, I just wanted him out as soon as possible. It was a quick labour at 15 hours, but it was much more painful than with Caecey-Jai!

“It’s special to know he was just one of a few babies born on New Year’s Day at Burnley Hospital and the only one in Barnoldswick.”