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New Year Babies

 

Pantai Hospital Ipoh welcomed four bundles of joy at the beginning of the year on Sunday, January 1.

The first baby of the year was a girl born to Sudanese mother, Reem Mohammed, at 6.32am. This third child of hers came into the world weighing 2.7kg.

It was the wish of 28-year-old Hoi Pooi Wen to have her third child just after the clock struck midnight. Her baby girl was born at 12.07pm, weighing in at 3.3kg. Her first two children, aged 5 and 3 respectively, are boys. “Her delivery date was scheduled on the 6th but then the doctor said the baby was ready. I am overjoyed because I wished for a girl. Another child in the future would be good too!” said her husband, Yip Mun Kit, to Ipoh Echo.

“It is my daughter’s great wish to have her baby delivered in January because her first two children were born in November and December respectively. Meanwhile, my daughter and her husband were born in March and February each. Now her family can celebrate their birthdays for five months consecutively!” Ann Leong, Hoi’s mother added.

At 1.06pm, 34-year-old Satdiyatun binti Adib Rahim’s first born, a boy weighing 3.9kg, arrived. “Initially, the mother was due on December 30. I am happy because I am having my first grandchild at this age,” 55-year-old Datin Nor Hamar, the grandmother of the baby shared.

The fourth mother, 35-year-old Cheek Kay Lye, delivered her 2.95kg baby girl at 4.30pm.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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