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Just like dad: Double joy for festive family

TWO babies - a boy and a girl - were born at Solihull Hospital on Christmas Day - and one shares the same birthday as his dad.

TWO babies - a boy and a girl - were born at Solihull Hospital on Christmas Day - and one shares the same birthday as his dad.

Baby Joshua was born to primary school teacher Jodie Eynon from Acocks Green at 9.41pm on December 25 and is doing “brilliantly.”

Weighing in at a sturdy 8lbs 3.5oz the infant shares his birthday with dad Robert Eynon, who turned 26 on Christmas Day.

Joshua was due on December 17, so was eight days overdue - the same length of time as his older sister Mollie, aged two.

Jodie, aged 28, teaches at Mapledene Primary School in Sheldon and Robert is a car salesman at Heartlands Ford, Tamworth.

Also in Solihull but 20 minutes later baby Tilly was born to police officer Donna Fearn, aged 31, and partner Mark Hicks, aged 28, a manager at HMV in the Bullring.

Tilly, due on December 21, weighed 7lbs 1oz and is the Sheldon couple’s first child.

Proud mum Donna said: “She’s absolutely fantastic. She’s very contented, we’re very lucky.

“She’s beside me now and there’s not a squeak from her.

“The midwives at Solihull Hospital were absolutely fantastic - it was a great experience.”

Thirty four babies were born across Heart of England NHS Trust, which includes Solihull, Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital, on Christmas Day.

 

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