There were extra celebrations for three families across the area during the festive season as they welcomed new bundles of joy into their lives on Christmas Day.
Southwell parents Katy and Sam Saunders were delighted when little Alexander William Saunders arrived, at 2.50pm, weighing 7lbs 6oz.
Alexander was due on Christmas Eve, so the family knew they would be expecting a Christmas baby.
Proud mum Katy, of Dornoch Avenue, said she was ecstatic.
She said: “It was absolutely brilliant. It was the best Christmas present I could have wished for. He is such a little sweetheart.”
The couple had not found out the sex of their baby - so were excited to have a little brother for their daughter, 17-month-old Jessica,
They named the new addition to their family after Sam’s grandfather.
She said: “We always knew if we had a boy we would name him Alexander.”
Also in King’s Mill Hospital on Christmas Day were Blidworth couple, Esther Johnson and Rowan Triffitt.
They welcomed Rory Jackson Triffitt into the world at 4.47am, and he weighed 7lbs 8oz.
Dad Rowan (31) said: “It was such a lovely Christmas present.”
Rory was due on the 15th December, so was 10 days late.
Rowan, of Will Scarlett Close added: “We all thought he was going to be born much earlier so we had an early Christmas in November with our friends and family.
“It worked out nicely though.”
The family were able to leave the hospital on Boxing Day before the snow hit the area.
And smallest of the Christmas babies was Isla Keightley, who was welcomed by Papplewick parents Sophie Orton and Oliver Keightley.
Isla weighed just 5lbs 9oz and was earlier than expected as she was due on the 5th January,
Proud mum Sophie (38) said: “It was a lovely surprise.”
The couple, of Main Street, were excited with the birth of their daughter.