Happy new year, Baby
BEING Tweed’s first member of Generation Alpha was not the only surprise little Jett Garland had in store for his parents on New Year’s Day.
The new born was originally due on Christmas Day.
And he was expected to be a girl.
“I thought they were pulling my leg when they told me,” mother Kellie Schroeder, 36, said.
“We had scans done at 28 weeks and they all said it was going to be a girl.
Jett was born about 12.30pm yesterday at Tweed Hospital.
He was 2.77 kilograms (6.11 pounds).
“We couldn’t be better though. He’s beautiful and healthy,” Ms Schroeder said.
The Tweed Heads South mother, happy and proud with the latest addition to her family, said the fact her son was the first Tweed child born in the new decade had almost slipped her mind.
“It was the last thing I was thinking about when I was in the delivery room!” Ms Schroeder said.
Jett’s grandmother, Banora Point resident Jill Williams, made a mad rush to the shops yesterday to pick up some blue duds for her newest grandson.
“I’ve got five granddaughters and with Jett now I have five grandsons,” she said.
The night before, the family had celebrated the final New Year’s Eve of the Noughties at Club Banora, watching the 9pm fireworks show.
“It all went fine besides a few pains in the stomach,” Ms Schroeder said.
She was taken to Tweed Hospital about 9am yesterday morning.
The new mother can now claim to have borne children spanning three generations.
Sons Joshua, 18 and Nicholas, 15 are Generation Y, Jack, 16 months, is Generation Z and Jett is Generation A.
Staff at The Tweed Hospital said they had experienced a rush of babies on New Year’s Eve.
The maternity ward reported seven babies born on the day.