SPECIAL ADDITION: Ryder Austin Thorburn with mum, Hollie Armstrong and dad, Ashley Thorburn.
SPECIAL ADDITION: Ryder Austin Thorburn with mum, Hollie Armstrong and dad, Ashley Thorburn. Renee Albrecht

Baby bonanza brings joy all round

WHAT a July it must have been.

In the cold, dark depths of winter, the baby boom evidence from this month clearly shows that Gympie people found their own way to keep warm last year.

Gympie region has experienced an April baby bonanza, with a little help from the doctors and midwives, a spokeswoman has confirmed.

It is a real boom time at Gympie Hospital this month - a baby boom that is.

Nurse Unit manager of Maternity, Women’s Health and Paediatrics, Shaneen Osborne says the hospital has experienced a real baby bonanza this month.

And the month is not over yet.

Angela Ferriday and Thomas Manson welcome Harper Rey Manson, weight 1735 grams brother of Kaleb and sisters  Sophia and Trinith, grandparents Ann and Peter Manson and Linda and Gary Ferriday.
Angela Ferriday and Thomas Manson welcomed Harper Rey Manson to the world. He weighed 1735 grams and is brother of Kaleb and sisters Sophia and Trinith. His grandparents are Ann and Peter Manson and Linda and Gary Ferriday. Renee Albrecht

Ms Osborne says the hospital’s maternity unit normally delivers 30 babies a month.

“But we have already had 42, with more on the way this weekend,” she said.

“The busiest days this month were April 7 and 13, when there were four babies delivered within six hours of each other on each day.

Yesterday she said hospital figures going back more than 40 years showed a record of 52 births in January, 1977.

“There were 49 births in October 1997, 47 in June 1995 and February 1988 and 46 births in August 1981 and March 2002.

“Next month there are 33 mothers booked in.”

James and Judy Ramsey welcome Larnie Renee Ramsey 27/04/2016 9pd 1oz  brother to Brandon Ramsey and Grandparents to Mavis and Bernard Ramsey and Neville and Kernke.
James and Judy Ramsey welcomed Larnie Renee Ramsey to the world on Wednesday. He is the brother to Brandon Ramsey. His grandparents are Mavis and Bernard Ramsey and Neville and Kernke. Renee Albrecht