Monday, March 8, 2010

With the New Year came the baby

The Gulf Today, 2 Jan 2010

The first New Year baby of the UAE was born, along with the birth of the New Year and the new decade, exactly at 12.00 am.
"Pakistani mother Sobia Umer gave birth to the female baby at the GMC Hospital in Ajman," said Umer Farooq, father of the baby.
Meanwhile, the last baby of the past decade in the UAE was an Emirati boy, born at Al Ain's Tawam Hospital just five minutes before the birth of the new decade.
The last baby of 2009 at the GMC Hospital hospital was a female baby born at 8.44pm to a Palestinian lady named Rasha Yabudeyan.
In the capital's Corniche Hospital, an Emarati girl saw the light of the world for the first time at 12.10 am. The healthy girl named Dhai, weighed 3.6kg, and is the fifth child of an Emarai couple they didn't intend to disclose their names.
The last baby at the hospital was also a girl born to the Libyan national Abdul Azeem Wanees. The total number of births at the hospital in the last day of the year 2009 reached at 19, and nine babies were born in the first hours of the New Year.
The Dubai Hospital's first baby was a boy born at 1.11am to Emarati mother Amina Sultan, while the decade's last baby at the hospital was a girl born at 8.04pm to Indian mother Thamanna Alaudhin," a spokesperson of the Dubai Hospital told The Gulf Today.
In Dubai's Al Wasel Hospital, the first baby of the year was born at 1.45am. Pakistani mother Jumana Mohammed gave birth to the baby boy, who weighed 3.28kg. Meanwhile, the last baby of 2009 in the hospital was an Emirati girl born at 8.24pm.
Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai recorded the birth of a baby boy to the Indian mother Jayanth at 2.20am, followed by the birth of a girl at 8.30am to Pakistani couple Mohammed Iqbal and Bedooin.
Meanwhile, Egyptian boy Noorudheen, son of Hani Lutfi Al Saeed and Azeeza Helmi, was 2009's last baby of the hospital, who was born at 6.30pm.
The first baby born at Welcare Hospital in Dubai was to Emirati man AbdulRaheem and Omani mother Hikmath Thabit. The baby boy, born at 1.45 am, was named Abdalla AbduRaheem.
A staff member of the hospital, said, "Meanwhile, the 2009's last representatives born at the hospital were twin boys delivered through a Caesarian section."
"The twins named Saood and Nawas of Emarati father Talal Ismail Buhindi and Iranian mother Parvenes were born at 8.49pm and 8.50pm," added the father.
In Sharjah's Al Zahra Hospital, the New Year's baby was born to a Syrian lady through a Caesarian section at 12.45pm. The baby weighed 3.6 kg, said the Dr Rabab, a gynecologist at the hospital.
"While, the last baby, who weighed 2.6kg, was born at 9pm to an Emirati couple," he added.
In Ras Al Khaima, three New Year babies were born at Saqr Hospital. The first one was born at 2.15am, while the second one a female baby named Sheikha was born to Emirati father Rashid Mohammed Al Khatiri. The third baby, named AbduRahman, was born at 6.45am to Palestinian father Raafat Abu Rizk.
In Abu Dhabi's Mafraq Hospital, the first bay was born at 9.52 am to an Egyptian lady.
The baby girl was weighed 3.3kg. The last baby, with a weight of 2.5kg, was given birth by a Yemani mother at 8.53pm at the hospital, where five babies were born during the last hours of 2009, revealed sources at the Mafraq Hospital.
An Egyptian girl was the first baby of Al Ain Hospital born at 12.55am, followed by the birth of an Emirati boy born just after two minutes.
In Dibba Fujeira Hospital, the first baby of the New Year was born at 3.50am. It was a baby boy to the UAE citizen Mohammed Ali Sayed. The hospital's last baby in 2009 was a girl born at 9.30pm. Named Ibtihag, the girl was born to an Emirati mother and an Omani father.
In Ajman's Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Hospital, a boy was born to Pakistani national Ahmed Hussain at 3.07am, while the last baby of the hospital was a girl, born at 5.12pm, to Emirati father Abdul Gafoor Abdulla Zaki.
In Kalba Hospital, the first baby of the New Year was was born at 7.05am. It was an Emirati female baby named Amal, daughter of Obaid Salim.

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