Baby Jacob heralds the new year

The family
The family

A new baby entered the world shortly after the arrival of 2014.

Jacob Saunders arrived at 1.24am on Wednesday (January 1).

Weighing a healthy 8lb, he is the second child of proud parents Katie Stackemann and Gary Saunders.

Jacob already has a two-year-old sister named Jasmine.

Katie, 26, had a natural birth at Lister Hospital in Stevenage, seven days before Jacob’s due date.

The family live in Franklin Road in Biggleswade, and Katie and Gary, 30, are engaged to be married.

Katie said: “Jacob is a really content baby. He feeds well and loves his sleep. I don’t think he looks like either of us to be honest.

“I think it’s a lovely day to be born and a great start to our year.”