OXFORD – Marlee Kate MacDiarmid is Cumberland County’s first baby of 2012.
The seven pound, five ounce girl was taken home on Monday after she was born Sunday, Jan. 1, at 2:46 p.m. at the Cumberland Regional Heath Care Centre in Upper Nappan.
“She has lots of hair,” said Marlee’s mom, Leta MacDiarmid, as she held Marlee in her arms Tuesday in their Oxford home.
“And a lot of hiccups and burps,” added Marlee’s four-year-old sister Rachel.
Asked how she likes having a new baby sister Rachel said, “I lover her. I’m really happy.”
“She’s being a great big sister,” said Leta. “She’s a big help and she’s really excited.”
“I’m the first new big sister of the year,” said Rachel.
Marlee was due to arrive Jan. 2.
“Mom thought she was going to have a Christmas baby and I said she was going to have a New Years baby and I was right,” Rachel said.
“We weren’t shooting for Jan. 1,” added Marlee’s dad, Andrew MacDiarmid, “We have a healthy baby. That’s the main thing.
“My birthday is Jan. 2,” he added. “So now we have a birthday two days in a row.”
© Dave Mathieson – Amherst Daily News
Marlee Kate MacDiarmid entered the world on Jan. 1 and is the first baby born in Cumberland County in 2012. Her mom Leta, dad Andrew, and her four-year-old sister Rachel cuddled with Marlee yesterday at their Oxford home.