IT WAS certainly a memorable New Year’s Eve and day for one mum and her family.

Megan Bool and her husband Sam welcomed daughter Thea Rose Bool on New Year’s Day at 2.40am in the morning. She was born at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

Thea was the first baby of the new decade for the Bodelwyddan Hospital.

Megan, of Rhuddlan, said: “She wasn’t planned for New Year’s Day. My waters broke at about 11.30pm / 11.45pm on New Year’s Eve. My mum picked me up. She left a party - thankfully she hadn’t been drinking. It all happened very quickly.”

Thea weighed six-pounds and eight ounces.

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Welcome to the world! Baby Thea. Picture: Megan Bool

“She is really good,” Megan added.

“It has certainly been an exciting time.”

Megan, who also has daughter Anya, aged five, was keen to express her thanks to staff at the hospital.

“The minute we got there, they were brilliant,” she said.

“I stayed two nights.”

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Thea Rose Bool with sister Anya. Picture: Megan Bool

Mum Julie Grier said: “It is the most memorable New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had. With all the fireworks in the background.”

Sam’s mum - also called Julie - will travel from Lincolnshire on Friday so she can meet her new granddaughter.

“We are excited to see her,” Megan said.

A note, on Thea’s incubator, from staff at Glan Clwyd Hospital said: “First baby to be born in the New Year and this decade at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

“Congratulations and Happy New Year.”