Friends and babies

Hospital cot

In the early hours of Sunday morning, friends of ours welcomed their first baby - a girl, named Mieke - into the world. Mieke arrived in the middle of the night, a day or so before she was expected, making their gynaecologist rush from a peaceful sleep to the delivery room in only a couple of hours.

After doing a bit of research I found that there seems to be a trend in South Africa - a few more male babies than female are born here each year. It's interesting, because I thought that there were more girls than boys! The latest stats that I could find were for 2007, and what I found fascinating in the report was that our province, the Western Cape, is responsible for just over 10% of the births each year! Go Cape Town! :)

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