SINGAPORE: One couple ushered in the new year with a new addition to their family seconds after the clock struck midnight.
Helen Huo, who weighed three kilograms at birth, is the first child of 29—year—old Guo Yanhua and her 31—year—old husband, Huo Xuan.
She is also Singapore’s first baby of 2013, arriving 13 seconds past midnight at the National University Hospital.
Both Mr Huo and Madam Guo are engineers and Singapore Permanent Residents.
Mr Huo has been in Singapore since 1999 and Madam Guo for the last 10 years.
Madam Guo, who delivered Helen after five—and—a—half hours of labour, said she chose the name ’Helen’ as it symbolises sunshine.
She hopes Helen will be a healthy and happy child.
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