Baby joy for Felpham couple on New Year’s Day

Paul Gettings with Claire South, and their daughter Ophelia who was born on New Years Day. Picture by Kate Shemilt
Paul Gettings with Claire South, and their daughter Ophelia who was born on New Years Day. Picture by Kate Shemilt

A COUPLE have welcomed their first child together on New Year’s Day.

Ophelia Angelica Meikelina Gettings was born at 2.08am weighing 7lb 5oz.

Mum Claire South, 36, already has three boys: Zac, 11, Elliot, seven, and Otto, three.

“We’re just delighted to have a girl finally after three boys,” she said.

Ophelia is Claire and partner Paul Gettings’ first child together.

Paul also has a 16-year-old daughter, Chloe Gettings.

Claire said the couple did not believe they would be having a girl.

“We had three scans to tell me but I still didn’t believe it until she arrived,” she said.

The family live in Kingsmead, Felpham, and Claire and Paul are planning to marry in April.