MATERNITY staff at St. Mary’s Hospital welcomed five babies on Christmas Day.

First to arrive, at 2.43am, was Lailie, a daughter for Zoe and Matthew of Newport, who weighed in at 6lbs 5oz.

Second to arrive, at 6.13am, was Bowie, a son for Lucy and James of Niton, who weighed in at 7lb 1oz

Third to arrive, at 9.47am, was Oliver, a son for Chyayne and Jake, who weighed in at 8lb 2oz

Fourth to arrive, at 1.49pm, was Mia, a daughter for Donna and Danny, who weighed in at 4lb 4oz

Fifth to arrive, at 11.56pm, was a baby daughter for Kate and James, who weighed in at 8lb 3oz

A spokesperson for the team at St Mary’s said: "We are proud to have supported these five babies joining the world and wish them and their families all the very best for the future."