New Year baby joy at Leeds hospital

Baby Vienna Scherrer with parents Lauren Curtis and Morgan Scherrer.
Baby Vienna Scherrer with parents Lauren Curtis and Morgan Scherrer.
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The new year is a special time for many people.

But parents Lauren Curtis and Morgan Scherrer now have an extra reason to celebrate.

The couple from Pudsey welcomed their beautiful daughter Vienna Alba Rose Scherrer into the world this morning.

Little Vienna was the first baby to be born at Leeds General Infirmary in 2015 after arriving at 2.07am on Thursday, January 1.

Vienna weighed 8lbs 1oz and arrived a day earlier than planned.

Mum Lauren, 27, said: “It all happened so quickly.

“Around 30 minutes after getting to the hospital, my waters broke and two hours after that, Vienna arrived.”

Make-up artist Lauren also has a nine-year-old son called Lewis Curtis.

She added: “Lewis is looking forward to meeting his new sister.

“He can’t wait and will be an excellent big brother.

“I was saying to people that my son was born on June 1, 2005, so wouldn’t it be nice if Vienna was born on the January 1, 2015? And that’s how it worked out in the end.”

Vienna is mum Lauren’s second child, but it was a first for her partner Morgan.

She added: “I think Morgan was fine during the birth but I wasn’t really paying that much attention to be honest!

“He’s going to be an amazing dad.”

The couple, who have been together for four years, were at home when Lauren went into labour just before midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Retail worker Morgan, 32, said: “Lauren just got up and said, ‘It’s time!’

“Last night was quite tiring – I’ve been sleeping on a sofa in the hospital.”

Speaking about his plans for 2015, Morgan added: “We are thinking about tying the knot.”

Vienna’s name was inspired by Morgan’s Austrian grandparents, and Rose is her grandmother’s name.

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