NEW YEAR BUB: Kobie Masterson, held by mum Lorraine.
NEW YEAR BUB: Kobie Masterson, held by mum Lorraine. Contributed

CQ's New Year baby boy

WHILE the rest of the world was dancing in the new year, the Central Highlands' newest addition rocked up to the party just in time for 2014.

Lorraine and Kristian Masterson from Moranbah spent their New Year's Eve at the Emerald Hospital awaiting the arrival of their precious son.

Fifty-three minutes into the new year, and on his due date, Kobie Douglas George Masterson was born weighing 3440g (7lb 9oz).

He is a brother for Joshua, 10, and Lachlan, 13.

Lorraine said the couple didn't have any New Year's Eve plans - they were just standing by to meet their new bundle of joy.

 

"I wasn't too fussed on holding on until 2014 - I just wanted it to be over," she said.

"As long as he was healthy, that is all we cared about.

"We want to thank the Emerald Hospital for their care, they looked after me really well."

 

Statistics from the Emerald Hospital maternity ward showed there were 346 births last year.

Girl power won, with 176 girls at the hospital, compared to 170 boys.

The figures show the most popular month for boys to be born was March, with 22 born.

The top month for girls was July, with 22 births as well.

March was the busiest month for midwives, with 36 bubs welcomed into the world.

The figures also showed a strange trend, with numbers of births decreasing at the beginning, middle and end of the year.

January, June and December had the lowest number of births for the month, with 21 bundles of joy.

Emerald births 2013

January

21

February

28

March

36

April

32

May

28

June

21

July

34

August

31

September

32

October

35

November

27

December

21


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