The Lees wish their son grow up happy and healthy after he was born in United Christian Hospital on Jan 22, 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
HONG KONG – Ushering in the first day of the Lunar New Year, two Hong Kong public hospitals welcomed two babies born in the Year of the Rabbit early on Sunday.
The first baby boy was born in United Christian Hospital (UCH) at 12:03 am and weighed 2.94kg. Another baby boy, weighing 2.9kg, was born in Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) at 12.25 am, according to a Hospital Authority statement.
The baby boy born in QMH is also the first child in his family and, since he has a round face, his parents decided to call him "Little Bun"
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“The first baby of the Year of the Rabbit born in UCH is the first child of the Lee's family. Mr and Mrs Lee are thrilled as they did not expect the baby will be born on the first day of the Lunar New Year,” the statement reads.
“They wish their son grow up safe, happy and healthy, and they are grateful for the care given by our healthcare workers. Mr Lee also described his wife as such a brave and strong mother, and sincerely thanked her for her efforts during pregnancy,” it added.
The baby boy born in QMH is also the first child of the Yungs and, since he has a round face, his parents decided to call him "Little Bun".
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“They wish ‘Little Bun’ good health. Mrs Yung also said that it is to her surprise that the baby boy was born on the first day of Lunar New Year, and that she and her husband will cherish the baby boy as much as they can,” the statement added.
The Yungs pose for a photo with their baby at Queen Mary Hospital on Jan 22, 2023. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)
The Hospital Authority wished the babies good health and growth and also wished the public all happiness in the Year of the Rabbit.