The joy of a couple becoming new parents collapsed two days later, when the newly renovated house was flooded.
Dan Greenslade and Jade Croft were unable to return to their home after returning from the hospital where they welcomed the little indie on Friday.
The couple had spent £ 5,000 to renovate the £ 180,000 row home in Fishlake near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Dan, 34, said, "All the heavy stuff, the fridge, the sofa, the furniture will be ruined.
"All baby clothes and things are in the house and we can not go back to get them.
"We had to rely on friends to discard old baby clothes so she could wear them.
"We had just renovated the house three weeks ago to finish it for the baby, then it happens.
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"We have no idea when we can enter the house.
"It's devastating not to go home and spend time with our new baby in our home."
For the time being, the couple had to stay with Jade's parents in nearby Hatfield.
Around 700 people in the village were asked to leave their homes on the weekend after seven separate "life-threatening" high-water warnings had been issued to the Don.
The villagers said the warning was "too little, too late" because by the time the evacuation was ordered, many homes had already been ransacked.
Dan, the marketing manager, was frustrated before and after the flooding over the authorities' lack of communication.
"We just do not know what's going on," he said.
"We have not heard from the council or the environmental agency, nobody answers us.
"We do not know how long we'll be out of the house, in the meantime, if we have to rent somewhere or anything, it's frustrating.
"We were looking forward to bringing the baby home and starting our family life together."
Pam Webb, who runs the luxury spa at Truffle Lodge in Fishlake, said her family and business were devastated by the flood.
The ground floor of their property is completely submerged and a 10-hectare field adjoining it has been turned into a lake.
She has charged the authorities for not communicating properly with residents and rescuers.
She said, "It is absolutely devastating and heartbreaking.
"It's my family home and business. I started it four years ago, building it up the way it is now and it has disappeared overnight.
Doncaster Council spokesman said, "Fishlake, Barnby Dun, Kirk Sandall, Kirk Bramwith, Sounth Bramwith and Bentley Rise still face six major flood warnings.
"This means that there is danger to life in these areas, and the Environmental Protection Agency expects these warnings to remain in place for at least 24 hours.
"The residents of Fishlake were advised to evacuate, if you are still in Fishlake, call 01302 735688 so that we can immediately organize the evacuation through South York's Fire and Rescue.
"We can only support people who are not in a life-threatening area."