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Eden-born baby 'doing well' as CCTV images are released
THE Wycombe mum who gave birth before CCTV cameras outside Eden says her baby is doing well and acting up to her 'celebrity status'.
Proud mother Kim Leighton, 25, joked four-month-old Leanne Eden - named after the shopping centre - is already a “bit of a poser”.
Miss Leighton said: “We’re both doing really well; she’s always staring at herself in the mirror, I think she’s getting used to the fame.”
The magical moment Leanne entered the world was captured in these extraordinary CCTV images, which shows Miss Leighton desperately trying to make her way to hospital before her waters break at 2am on October 9.
Watching the pictures from their control room, Eden security guards initially thought she was a drunk before they rushed out to help Miss Leighton with the birth on the cold pavement.
Paramedics arrived on the scene moments later to take mother and baby to hospital for a routine check-up before they were released home.
Since the heart-warming story appeared in the Free Press, the Leightons have appeared in the national press and magazines.
Miss Leighton said: “People didn’t believe me when I told them the story, I kept saying ‘you wait and buy the Bucks Free Press’.
“I thought that would be the end of it but then it appeared in the Daily Mail and Real People Magazine – I’ve certainly had my 15 minutes.”
But future boyfriends beware, big brother Lewis, 4, is already keeping a watchful eye out for his little sister.
Miss Leighton said: “We’re very well known around Wycombe now as it is a nice story, people come over and ask to have a look at Leanne and joke that we should be signing autographs.
“But Lewis tells them ‘no’ if she’s sleeping, he loves playing with her and helping me out by getting nappies etc, he’s very protective of her.”