AMHERST – The due date for Lacey Angevine’s and Darren Robinson’s baby was Jan. 6, but Lacey had her fingers crossed for Christmas. She was ready to not be pregnant.
Wake Darren David Robinson came early, but just four days. He was born Jan. 2 – the first baby born at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in 2013. Wake was seven pounds, 10 ounces and arrived at 9:10 in the morning.
“The nurses were excited about it,” said Angevine.
Wake has an older brother, three.
“He knew he was having a baby brother,” said the mother.
Big brother hasn’t seen his younger sibling yet – he’s back home, in Pugwash – but depending on when you ask him (according to Angevine), he’s either planning to help mommy or doesn’t want another baby in the house.
The mother had no gender preference for her second child.
“No, it didn’t matter…boys are easy,” she said.
Wake was the first baby born in 2013, but Makenna Maddison was the first girl, arriving Jan. 2 at 4:11 p.m. Makenna matched Wake’s weight ounce for ounce.
The baby girl’s due date was Dec. 31, according to her mother, Amanda Hebert.
She has twin girls, three, with her husband Matthew Hebert. He was hoping for a boy, but she didn’t have a preference.
“I just wanted a healthy baby,” she said.
Hebert was in labour for two days. She arrived at the hospital at 4 a.m. New Year’s Day.
“(Makenna) hasn’t cried much…very content – for now,” said the mother.