UPPER NAPPAN – While most of us were preparing for the first big storm of the New Year, Meaghan Moore gave birth to the first baby born in Cumberland County in 2018.
Weighing in at eight pounds, 15.5 ounces, Angus Mills arrived Thursday, Jan. 4, at 1:40 a.m.
“At midnight my water broke, by 1 a.m. I was pushing, and by 1:40 he was here,” said Meaghan.
“The nurses said everything went so fast, and it’s not normal for births to go that quickly,” said Mike Mills, Meaghan’s fiancé. “Every nurse said it went textbook. It couldn’t have gone any better.”
Meaghan, who is originally from Springhill, and Mike, who is originally from Joggins, drove from their home in Fenwick to the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Wednesday morning, on the day they were due to have their baby.
“Everybody joked about it the whole pregnancy, saying ‘Maybe you’ll have the New Year’s Baby,’” said Meaghan.
She was induced and admitted to the hospital on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
“We came in for our regular appointment and got things going,” said Meaghan.
“Dr. McCrossin was wonderful. He said he was on call and didn’t think he’d be seeing me until later Thursday morning,” said Meaghan. “When he arrived early I said, “I told you I’d be seeing you tonight.’”
Besides Dr. McCrossin and three nurses, many family members were in the room when Angus arrived.
“The whole family was in the room, so he was surrounded by love when he came into the world,” said Meaghan.
Mike says he wasn’t as nervous as he thought he’d be.
“I found it wasn’t bad at all. I though I’d be a lot more worked up but I wasn’t.”
Earlier in the pregnancy, Meaghan thought her baby was going to be a girl until the ultrasound proved otherwise.
“I could have sworn it was a girl until I found out I was a boy, but Mike was sure it was a boy,” said Meaghan.
Angus is their first baby.
“Holding the baby is fantastic,” said Meaghan.
“It’s the best feeling ever,” added Mike.
Do they plan to have more children?
“Angus is the first of two,” said Meaghan.
They both thank the hospital staff for all they did during the pregnancy.
“A huge shout-out to the staff here,” said Meaghan. “They have been so fabulous every step of the way.”