THREE Flintshire families welcomed new babies as well as the New Year on the first day of 2010.

Nicholas and Victoria Pearn, from Rhydtalog, near Treuddyn, celebrated the birth of their son Dylan Edward who weighed 8lb 6oz, at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, while new parents Stephen Brunt and Kathleen Wilkinson, of Gwernaffield, welcomed Charlotte Kathleen to the family. Charlotte tipped the scales at 7lb 4oz.

A special New Year delivery was also on the cards for Connah’s Quay couple Matty Jordan and Lisa Wallace, whose daughter Olivia Daisy was born at the Countess of Chester Hospital, weighing 7lb 10oz.

Proud dad Matty said: “Olivia was born on 01/01/10 at 1.11am. My friend said it’s like binary code for perfect.

“Lisa was induced on December 31 and she coped with everything really well. It all went quite quickly once the ball started rolling.

“Olivia is great and she’s doing really well.”