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Bundle of new year joy

PUBLISHED: 10:23 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 17:29 25 August 2010

A BABY born by emergency caesarean section has become a ray of sunshine for a family hit by double tragedy. Relieved and joyful parents, Michelle and Jason Cauley, from Plumstead, welcomed the late arrival of their daughter, Eva Geraldine, at 10.11am on

A BABY born by emergency caesarean section has become a ray of sunshine for a family hit by double tragedy.

Relieved and joyful parents, Michelle and Jason Cauley, from Plumstead, welcomed the late arrival of their daughter, Eva Geraldine, at 10.11am on New Year's Day.

Weighing a healthy 7lb 7oz she was delivered by C-section after a 36-hour labour at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

Her birth has brought joy to their lives after their world was ripped apart last year when Mrs Cauley had a miscarriage 18 weeks into the couple's first pregnancy after trying to have a child for four years.

Eva, meaning 'life', was chosen in memory of the tragic circumstances. The name Geraldine comes from Mrs Cauley's mother who died from cancer aged just 48 five years ago.

Proud dad, Jason, 36, confessed he has stayed up for nights on end just to watch his "beautiful" daughter in awe.

Mrs Cauley, 32, of Gilbourne Road said: "This time it makes it so much more emotional.

"It's also the family's first great grandchild so we are all going to have a celebration at my Nan's house in Herne Hill.

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