Monday, January 07, 2019
BJC | As revelers ushered in the new year Jan. 1, hospitals across BJC began seeing the year’s new arrivals. Several BJC hospitals welcomed their first baby of the year on New Year’s Day.
Ashtyn Lyric Telford arrived a couple of days early, and thus became the first baby born in Alton in 2019 when she arrived at 12:13 a.m., Jan. 2, at Alton Memorial Hospital. Ashtyn, 18.5 inches long and 7 pounds, 8 ounces, is the daughter of Justyn and Ashley Telford of Godfrey, Illinois. Justyn works for Morrison food and nutrition at AMH. Ashley says Ashtyn was due Jan. 4, but she was delivered by Dr. Jamie Hardman, left, shortly after midnight Jan. 2. Ashtyn is the third child for the Telfords, who also have 15-year-old Jaylen and 9-year-old Jordyn. | Photo by Dave Whaley
It’s a girl! Heather Hartrup and Tim Wilson are the proud parents of new daughter Paisley Ann Wilson, the first baby born in St. Francois County in 2019. Paisley was born at Parkland Health Center in Farmington at 3:38 a.m., Jan. 1, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches long. Dr. Kim Borchers was the delivering physician. Paisley will make her home in Perryville, Missouri, with her parents and big brother, William, age 2. As first baby, her parents were treated to a gift basket loaded with a baby monitor, diapers, toys, onesies, blankets and much more, compliments of the four BJC organizations in St. Francois County: Parkland Health Center, BJC Medical Group, BJC Home Care and BJC Behavioral Health. Debbie Gaugel, RN, presented the gift basket to Paisley and her parents. “She is such a beautiful little girl,” says Gaugel. “We are delighted to treat her and her family with some things to help them get started.” | Courtesy photo
Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital welcomed the first baby of the New Year at 8:38 a.m., Jan. 2. Dr. Roger Rembecki delivered Norma Ray Ellis to her proud parents, Clinton and Danielle Ellis. Norma weighed in at a healthy 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. She was welcomed by her parents, big brother Evan, other family, friends and staff. To celebrate Norma’s arrival, Freda Haase, MBSH Auxiliary president, presented gift bags of baby care items to go along with those donated by the MBSH mother baby unit and a Sullivan Wal-Mart gift certificate. From left are Freda Haase; Casey Montgomery, RN; Norma’s mom and dad, Danielle and Clinton Ellis, holding Norma; Dr. Rembecki; and Michelle Koons, mother baby unit nurse manager. | Photo by David Hartwick
Progress West Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2019 at 1:22 p.m., Jan. 2. Jacob Davidson and Carly Bogart are the proud parents of their son, August, who weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. The Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospital Auxiliary presented the family with a gift basket in recognition of being the hospital’s first baby of 2019. | Courtesy photo
Alice Gilliland was the first baby born at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in 2019. “We were not expecting her so soon,” says Alice’s mom. “She wasn’t due for two more weeks. What a way to spend New Years!” | Photo by Elizabeth Neidrauer
Baby boy Izaac Lee Bertrand arrived at 1:49 a.m., Jan. 1 at Memorial Hospital East to proud parents Kristi and Christopher Bertrand of Waterloo, Illinois. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Sylvia Obernuefemann, CNM, was the delivering provider. Izaac is pictured with his big sister, Lillian. At Memorial Hospital Belleville, the first baby of the New Year, a boy, made his appearance 7:35 a.m., Jan. 1. Both families were given gift baskets filled with a variety of goodies for their new arrivals. | Courtesy photo
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1/9/2019 12:46 PM
Love the BJC New Year Babies!!
1/13/2019 4:00 PM
How come Barnes Jewish Hospital was not included?
1/14/2019 2:32 PM
Hi, Kelley. Some of the parents/hospitals asked not to be included.