As celebrations were held across Fenland to usher in the New Year two families were welcoming special new arrivals.
Kristyna Mansfield will never forget the early hours of 2016 thanks to the arrival of baby Poppy.
Mrs Mansfield, who lives in Wisbech, gave birth to the beautiful girl within 40 minutes of arriving at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
Poppy, who weighs 6lb 14.5oz, was born at 6am on New Year’s Day.
Mrs Mansfield said: “It was like Casualty as the doors were flung open when we arrived.
“It all happened so quickly. There was no time for pain relief but she is worth it.
“Poppy is absolutely lovely. She is a very calm baby.”
Mrs Mansfield began to feel the first pangs of labour at about 10pm on New Year’s Eve.
But at 4am she called for an ambulance.
A first responder stayed with her until the ambulance crew arrived. She said three crews were diverted due to the volume of calls.
Mrs Mansfield got to the hospital at 5.20am and at 6am Poppy had arrived.
She said: “The ambulance crew was really good and the hospital was amazing. The staff were fantastic.”
Vallene and Matthew Curtis, of Terrington St John, are also new parents.
A baby girl, weighing 6lb 6oz, arrived at the hospital at 2.04am.
Mrs Curtis has thanked staff at the hospital and says the youngster is doing really well.