Couple celebrate birth of Christmas baby

PUBLISHED: 08:37 02 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:19 02 January 2013

Baby Noah with mum and dad Jack Bullock and Emma Knight

Baby Noah with mum and dad Jack Bullock and Emma Knight

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A COUPLE from Weston had the ‘most surreal Christmas ever’ as they celebrated the arrival of a perfect present – a son.

Instead of spending the early hours of Christmas morning tucked up in bed, Jack Bullock and Emma Knight were in a hospital for the delivery of their first son, Noah.

Although the due date for his birth had originally been December 18, the couple were preparing for Christmas when Emma’s contractions started.

Jack, a 22-year-old warehouse worker, said: “The baby was due seven days earlier, so on Christmas Eve we didn’t expect it to happen at all.

“We were getting a bit fed up because we were thinking it was never going to happen, and then it caught us out of the blue.”

Although the couple, from George Street, first went to Weston General Hospital, they had to be driven to St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol due to complications with the birth.

Finally, more than 14 hours after the contractions had first started, nurses delivered Noah at 3.54am on Christmas Day. Jack said: “It was just a blur. It was so overwhelming it’s hard to explain it.

“It was mad, definitely the most surreal Christmas I’ve ever had.”

After two days recuperating, first at St Michael’s and then at Weston, Jack, his 21-year-old partner and their new son were back at home together.

Jack said: “We feel like Christmas didn’t happen at all, we hadn’t even opened our presents when we got back on December 27.

“It was the weirdest, but best, Christmas ever.”


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