Family rejoices in the birth of ‘Baby Christmas’

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Secolasitica Pita holding her baby, Christmas Pita, who was born on Christmas day.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE WORLD: Secolasitica Pita holding her baby, Christmas Pita, who was born on Christmas day. (Photo: Vatapuia Maiava)

Eight families will have one more special reason to remember this Christmas season.

While the world celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Monday, the families welcomed new-born babies at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital and Tuasivi Hospital in Savai’i.

Among them is a baby boy who has also been named Christmas Pita.

This was confirmed by Dr. Tapa Fidow, Senior Registrar at T.T.M.H.

Six were born in Upolu and two were born in Savai’i. 

“Six babies were born in T.T.M. Hospital with the first being a girl delivered at 1:10am,” he said.

“There were no complications met within the hospital and everything went well. There were two born in M.T.2. Savai’i with the first being birth being a girl and born at 8am.”

Secolasitica Pita was among the mothers who gave birth on Christmas day.

Speaking to the Samoa Observer yesterday, she said she felt nothing but joy as she welcomed her son, Christmas Pita.

Hailing from the village of Levi, Mrs. Pita explained that this was her first child born on Christmas day.

“Right now all I am feeling is exceeding joy,” she said.

“This is my third child. My eldest is four years old and my other one is two. This is my first baby born on Christmas day so I am so happy with that; that’s why I named him Christmas.

“Baby was born at nine pounds and there were no complications at all.”

 Mrs. Pita also added she was not aware that her baby would be born on Christmas day but she feels extremely lucky and thankful to God with how it all worked out.

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