Two families received extra special Christmas gifts this year.
Terri Delaney, 24, and husband Richard, 27, welcomed their fourth child, Richard Anthony, into the world at 9.39am on Christmas Day.
He was born three days late at Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital and weighed 7lbs 7oz.
First time parents Lucy Woodgate, 22, and Gary Buckley, 24, of Juniper Crescent, Witham, also had a festive surprise.
Little Bella Olivia Buckley was born at St Peter’s Hospital in Maldon at 10.15am on Christmas Day.
She arrived ten days after her due date and weighed 8lb 9oz.
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