Welcome to the world
This little cutie doesn’t know it yet, but she is one of the first babies of 2019, born between 12:00am and 12:01am at the at the Colonial War Memorial hospital, Suva, Fiji.
A few hours later Lincoln became one of Canberra’s newest residents. Lincoln, pictured here with mum Lilian at the Canberra Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, is one of the first babies born in Australia in 2019.
In Bekasi, Indonesia, new mother Putri holds her newborn baby girl delivered at 7:07am at the Rumah Awal Bros Hospital. “Being a mother is the greatest gift that I will not exchange for anything,” says Putri.
Of the estimated 395,072 babies born on New Year’s Day, a quarter were in South Asia alone, like this little girl, pictured here with mum Kavita in New Delhi, India. She is the first child of Kavita and father Vikas and they are very excited to take their bundle of joy home soon.
Newborn baby girl Sofia with her mother Lilit at the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus in Barcelona. "I feel great. I hope Sofia will have success and be a really good person,” says Lilit.
That smile! This little one is the first baby of the year born at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital in Lagos central, Nigeria's commercial capital. He was born at 12.00am and weighed 3.7kg.
Newborn baby girl Julia was born by caesarean at 12:01am to mother Viviane and father Rafael at the Hospital Sofia Feldman in Belo Horizonte, capital of the state of Minas Gerais. Viviane is very happy and feeling relieved. Rafael says he is very hopeful about providing a future for his daughter.