First Cumberland baby of 2014 weighs 7.14 pounds

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New Year’s babies born 11 minutes apart

Samantha Landry holds 16-hour-old Marshall James Landry Goodwin Thursday afternoon at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.

UPPER NAPPAN – Only 11 minutes separate Cumberland County’s first New Year’s baby and the county’s second New Year’s Baby.

“I had a race on with another mother,” said Samantha Landry with a laugh.

Landry’s baby boy, Marshall James Landry Goodwin, was born Jan. 2, at 12:26 a.m., and the second baby was born 11 minutes later.

“We were both walking the halls during our labour,” said Landry.

Landry arrived at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre long before the other mother.

“I was in pre-labour New Year’s Eve, and I was in labour all New Years Day,” she said.

Marshall was born weighing 7.14 pounds and 22 inches long.

Landry is 25-years-old and Marshall is her first baby. She says having a baby was an “amazing and remarkable experience.”

She also says it was an emotional roller coaster ride.

“I was scared, happy and frightened. There were a lot of emotions.”

Marshall was originally due Dec. 20.

“He was breached at first on December 22, and they flipped him,” said Landry.

Marshall comes into the world with a family ready to give him all the love he needs. His father is Travis Goodwin, and he has two sisters, seven-year-old Laura Goodwin and four-year-old Taylor Goodwin.

Landry says it’s exciting to have the first baby of the year, and Laura agrees.

“I’ll take good care of him,” she said.

With Marshall safe and sound in her arms, Landry says she feels, relieved.

“He’s very good. He’s very quiet,” she said on Thursday afternoon. “He’s slept right through from 4:30 to 9 a.m., and again from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Organizations: Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre

Geographic location: Cumberland County

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  • Carolyn Rhindress
    January 03, 2014 - 10:48

    Congratulations and Happy New Year--That is Wonderful--Happy Mother and baby are doing Wonderful--Such a Loving Family--Baby is so Sweet----God Bless-Carolyn Rhindress--Edmonton-Alberta