“We expected him to come on Boxing Day.”
Ms Do Rozario said there were complications during the delivery.
“He had his umbilical cord around his neck twice and was sunny side up but he just made it in time for Christmas Day,” she said.
“I couldn’t believe it when they told me because my mum said that I had the exact same thing – the umbilical cord wrapped around twice.”
Ms Do Rozario said when she first saw Arlyn she was speechless.
“I’m still in awe. He looks like an elf has a cap on and he is already so cheeky,” she said.
Ms Do Lorenzo said Arlyn was the second family member born on December 25, following her late grandfather Cecil.
“I loved him very much,” she said.
“He was in the Australian Army and went to Vietnam. The family would go with him wherever he was posted in Australia.
“When he was posted to Charters Towers, he built a big tennis centre for the community and in the 1974 floods, there’s photos of him vehicles pulling kids out of the water.
“While he was in Vietnam, he used to record messages for my grandma and mum and her siblings on a cassette tape and they would all be in the room to listen to it when it arrived.
“You could hear the sound of guns and then he’d tell his children to leave the room because he had a special message for mum.
“Now Arlyn is the Christmas birthday boy.”
Ms Do Lorenzo said Christmas lunch with her family was postponed until Boxing Day when she and Arlyn would be released from hospital.
“[My parents] came a couple of hours and there were joyful tears,” she said.
“They’re first-time grandparents and were very excited.”
Jocelyn Garcia is a journalist at the Brisbane Times, covering breaking news.