TWO Dorset parents have twice as many reasons to celebrate after welcoming twins at Poole Hospital.

We're saying welcome to the world to these beautiful new babies from across Dorset, including Harry & Harvey Challis.

Our weekly new arrivals platform allows us to introduce newborns to wider family and friends while meeting in person is still tricky.

All these beautiful babies were born in hospital in Poole during the pandemic.

There was double joy as Lauren Hacker welcomed twin boys Harry and Harvey Challis on 28.01.21 at St Mary's, Poole, weighing 5lb 13oz & 6lb 1oz, two brothers for five-year-old sister Ellie.

Lauren said: “They arrived at 36 weeks via elective c-section - such a very relaxed experience and they arrived in good health and screaming. The covid restrictions meant my partner couldn't stay for long after their arrival and wasn’t able to visit us with my daughter Ellie,5, until it was time to leave for home a few days later. Ellie was super excited to meet her brothers and is the best big sister.”

Kate Earp and partner Lee welcomed fourth baby Teddy Bagshaw 12 days late on 10/02/2021 at Poole, weighing 8lbs 9oz- a new brother for Oscar 14, Daisie 11 and Autumn, 18 months. 

Eliya Grace Jones made a quick arrival at Poole Hospital on 17:02: 2021 to mum Sarah Jones, weighing 7lb 3oz. Luckily, she was soon home having cuddles with big sister Eden and brother Noah.

Emelia Middleton welcomed Noah Dennis William Gofton on 11 December 2020 at Poole Maternity unit, weighing 6lbs 2oz following a C-section.

Tia Love welcomed Beau-Bleu on 27-08-20 at St Mary's, weighing 7lb4oz- a new sibling for Amarna-Lou Nellie-Rose Sunny-Rae.

Adale Jones welcomed daughter Eleanor Grace Palau on 22 March 2021 at 9.12 pm weighing 7lb 1oz via emergency C-section after turning breech last minute.

“She is our rainbow baby", says Adale after very sadly losing their full term baby girl Everleigh Grace Palau to stillbirth last April.

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