LITTLE West Matthew Youngs was always meant to be a 2015 baby - he was due to arrive in the middle of next week.

But after mum Georgia-Rae Coleman's waters broke, events had to be hurried along, leading to an induced birth in the Women's Care Unit of the Tweed Hospital, meaning West came close to being the shire's last 2014 baby.

Instead, his arrival at 12.22am on Thursday made West the Tweed's first baby for the New Year.

Come daylight on the morning of New Year's Day it was all a bit academic for Georgia-Rae anyway.

She was worn out after delivering a good-sized son. West weighed 3713g and was 54cm tall.

He wasn't the only Tweed baby to greet the world in the first hours of 2015 - nor the heaviest.

That honour was for the son delivered at 3.21am to Dylan-Michelle Taylor-Doblanovic and Joshua Relf, who was 4500g.

Another four births were "on the go" by late morning - a busy day at any time, according to shift leader Radmila Bowman.

"We've hit the ground running," she said.



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