WHILE COVID has definitely been front and centre when it comes to health reporting in the region, and rightfully so, the area and many local families have also been celebrating new arrivals and family members.
And while the South Coast Register is unable to actually visit Shoalhaven District Hospital to photograph our latest new arrivals we are more than happy to spread your good news.
Congratulations to the Hood, Lingard and White families who have all welcomed new babies.
Kalani Amelia Hood
Kalani Amelia Hood was born at Shoalhaven District Hospital on Thursday, September 16.
Kalania weighed 3670 grams and is a new daughter for Jessica Russell and Robert Hood.
She is a sister for Layla 14, Lilly 13, Roman 9, Amos 7 and Kayden 3.
Matthew and Tahlia White, of North Nowra, celebrated the arrival of their second son, Jordan Matthew.
Jordan was born at Shoalhaven District Hospital on August 2, weighing 3600 grams.
He is a brother for Thomas, 2.
Proud grandparents are David and Lisa White, of Tomerong and David and Robyn Gersbach, of Kanahooka.
Octavia Patricia Lingard
Octavia Patricia Lingard was born on July 29 at Shoalhaven District Hospital.
She is the second child of Bomaderry couple Cara Doyle and Ben Lingard.
Octavia weighed 3600 grams and is a sister for Kevin (KJ), aged 6.
Kevin and Patricia Doyle, of Bomaderry and Jeff and Kerry Lingard, of Sanctuary Point are delighted grandparents.
Have you had a baby?
We'd love to let everyone know by sharing your exciting news.
COVID-19 restrictions has meant some big changes, including even the way the South Coast Register compiles some of its news, in particular the coverage of the area's new arrivals - our new babies.
Until further notice we will not be making our weekly visits to Shoalhaven District Hospital maternity section to compile our latest group of new Shoalhaven residents.
But all is not lost - forms have been provided at the hospital to be given to new parents so they can still appear in our popular section.
Or alternatively you can send us your photographs and details and we will include them in our gallery.
Include information like - name, sex, date of birth, parents' names and town, weight, any siblings and ages and grandparents.
We'd love to spread the word.
Please send all photos and details to firstname.lastname@example.org