BOISE — Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise announced the arrival of the first baby of 2019 in their maternity center, and it comes from one of their own nurses.
Labor and Delivery RN, Baylee Swift was working the night of December 31, expecting her second child to come January 10. Part way through her shift she experienced labor pains and knew the baby wasn't going to wait, according to the press release from Saint Alphonsus.
At 4:14 a.m. baby girl, Oaklee was born, weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. and 20 inches long. She joins her big brother, Colter.
"The other nurses on the night shift were joking about me having the New Year's baby, and it happened, said Baylee Swift. "It is wonderful to have my work family being a part of this experience and for me to see it from the other side. It was a great experience."
In Nampa, the baby arrived at 12:11 a.m. at the Birkeland Maternity Center possibly making it the first baby of the New Year in the Treasure Valley and the whole state.
Adelynn Katalina Hernandez was born just after midnight, at 12:11 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. and 18 inches in length. She was born to Bianca Ramirez and Jaime Hernandez of Nampa.