SAY hello to more beautiful newborn babies who are bringing a ray of sunshine to lockdown across the district.

We have been asking parents to send us pictures of their new arrivals - and here we are delighted to present more of them as part of our regular series of newborn photos.

It’s a difficult time to have a baby. Because of restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, many mums are having to go into hospital alone, without their partners, and some have had to go through the birth process without a loved one at their side.

And many of their family and friends will have an agonising wait until they can have their first glimpse and cuddle of the new arrivals.

But it’s also a special time to be born - and we hope these delightful picture galleries will become treasured keepsakes.

If you’ve had a baby in lockdown, we would love to share your happy news.

Click here to send us a photo of your new arrival and tell us their birth story.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Little Huriyah Noor was born in Bradford on June 30, weighing 5lb 12oz, to parents Mohammed Azheem and Jabeen Akhtar of Clayton.

She is a sister for big brother Mohammed Humay.

The proud parents say: “She was a very beautiful surprise. Our new baby has brought an abundance of joy to our lives.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Shayaan-Ali Ahmed, born at BRI, April 8, 6lb 2oz, to Shaida Khan and Yasir Ahmed. A brother for Sidrah and Hassan-Ali. Says Shaida: “Due to Covid, my anxiety was high. My mother, due to be my birth partner, couldn’t attend hospital with me, and my husband had to stay at home with our other children. BRI staff gave me lots of support, on a hot day in full PPE and a lengthy C-section. When I held Shayaan my anxiety vanished. My bundle of joy.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Abdul-Hadi Ahmed, born at BRI on April 14, weighing 6lb, to Sobina Mahboob and Ayaz Ahmed of Bradford.

Proud mum Sobina tell us of her experience giving birth in lockdown: “It was a traumatic birth in isolation, with no birthing partner present.

“Our baby was in special care. But all the pain was well worth it for my gorgeous angel.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Little Princess Romie Bateman was born in Leeds on June 26, weighing 7lb 1oz.

Her proud parents, Mollie Moulden and Janeann Bateman of Bradford, couldn’t be

more proud of their bundle of joy.

They tell us: “Princess Romie was born in Leeds as Bradford Royal Infirmary was


Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Ariella- Grace was born at Bradford Royal Infirmary on June 28, weighing 9lb, to Tia Peel of Bradford.

Says new mum Tia: “After a very quick induction, Ariella was brought into the world by Cesarean Section.

“Having my first baby during lockdown was definitely an experience to remember.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Rhian Hobbs was born at home in Bradford on May 13, weighing 8lb 12oz, to Daniel Hobbs and Sarah Young. A little sister for Cody.

Says Sarah: “Rhian was born unexpectedly at home, six days after her due date - and was delivered at home by her dad.

“She’s our little chunky whirlwind and luckily she is healthy and thriving.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: