4 N Day babies born at midnight

WELCOME: Baby Logan Lim, born at the stroke of midnight, with his parents. PHOTO: MOUNT ALVERNIA HOSPITAL

Four other women gave birth at midnight yesterday, marking the start of Singapore's 50th year as an independent country.

One was Mrs Melissa Fathie, 35, who gave birth to Elijah Fathie, a 2.9kg boy at Thomson Medical Centre, The Straits Times reported on its website.

The property agent had her delivery induced since she was getting too big, but the timing of the birth left her surprised - she had expected the little one to come several hours later.

"I wanted an epidural but there was no time for that," she said.

At Parkway East, Ms Nur Suhailah Said, 25, gave birth to her baby girl, Natasha Nur Iman Mohammad Razis, around the same time.

At Raffles Hospital, Akif Rifqy Fadzil was born to Ms Amirah Mazlan and Mr Fadzil Sultan. Their first child was delivered after six hours of labour.

Logan Lim was also delivered at midnight at Mount Alvernia Hospital. The 3.41-kg baby boy is the first for parents Mr Brandon Lim, 37, and Ms Emmeline Lee, 36.

Mr Lim said: "Our precious boy will get to enjoy fireworks on his birthday every year."