Christmas baby is ‘apple’ of Skegness new mum’s eye

Baby Taome is the apple of her parent's  Zia Farrell and Daniel Brown's eyes. ANL-181231-134218001
Baby Taome is the apple of her parent's Zia Farrell and Daniel Brown's eyes. ANL-181231-134218001

A Christmas baby from Skegness will never doubt she is the best present ever - because her name, Taome, stands for ‘The Apple Of My Eye’.

Taome was born at 1.32pm on December 25 at Boston Pilgrim Hospital, weighing 5lbs 13oz.

Zia Farrell and Daniel Brown with baby Taome. ANL-181231-070848001

Zia Farrell and Daniel Brown with baby Taome. ANL-181231-070848001

Her proud parents, Zia Farrell and Daniel Brown of Skegness, had been given two dates for the arrival - December 22 and December 26.

“I went into labour at 3.30am on Christmas Eve but Taome was holding on for Christmas,” said Zia.

“I’m the biggest Christmas person ever, so there couldn’t have been a better present. The ward was magical. All the staff were excited and there was a fantastic atmosphere.

“Because there were no shops open they had made us hampers and Christmas hats for the babies. We had a lovely Christmas Day in hospital.”

Zia and Daniel, who works at JD Sports, were able to take Taome to their home in Burgh Road on Boxing Day in time to celebrate the New Year.

This is the second grandchild of Zia’s proud mum and dad, Lisa Farrell-Jeeves and Vince Jeeves and the first of Daniel’s parents, Sharon and James Brown. Zia’s brother, Zacc, has a five-year-old son Layton, who is also thrilled. Zia said: “Layton is over the moon. He says Taome is the best Christmas present ever.”