WE asked you to send in adorable snaps of your bundles of joy... and you did not disappoint!

Countless babies across south Essex have entered the world during the lockdown, put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some will be pleased to see the back of lockdown, when the restrictions are lifted, but this testing period has been of added significance to the parents who have welcomed new additions to the family.

We would still like to hear from you if you have given birth during lockdown. You can get involved here. 

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Speedy - Alfie Anderson surprised parents Emma and Jack with an unexpected home birth

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Dream team - Edward George Stephen Dallman was born on May 7 and big sister Emily has been doting on him since he came home

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Cheeky - Ryder William Lockie Rogers weighed in at 8lb 6oz after being born on April 30

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Youngster - Kit Archer, pictured at six hours old, made a rapid entrance into the world

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Smile - Sadie Rae Jeeves was born on April 6, delighting parents B’Elanna Tuffery and Steven Jeeves

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With brother Logan - Justine Toomey and Tom Leigh’s little bundle of joy, Lexi Anne Marie Leigh

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Adorable - Ava May Hudson, born on April 15 at Basildon Hospital, posing with her big sisters Mia and Ella

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Fast asleep - Felicity Poore was born on June 18, weighing 8lb 1oz