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Humboldt General Welcomes First Baby of New Year

David Fox Thayer is Humboldt County's first baby of the New Year.

Fox was born at 8:04 a.m. Thursday, January 2, at Humboldt General Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Len Perkinson.

Mom Allyson Thayer was due December 27. "Everybody thought I was going to go early," she said.

In fact, the young mother said she was getting "antsy" since she was already on maternity leave and Fox wasn't cooperating.

Finally, on Wednesday night, Allyson had just hung up the phone after speaking with her mother when she felt the first pains. That was about 8:30 p.m.; by 10:30 p.m. she was at the hospital where she spent a long night waiting for her son to arrive.

Fox obliged just after 8 a.m., much to the delight of his mother and grandparents David and Wendy Raynor of Winnemucca. Fox also joins his three-year-old brother, Cole, and 21-month-old sister, Willow, at home.

"It's going to be a little tough having these three so close together," said Allyson of her little family, "but it will be good for me."

She said she hopes her children will "grow up close," and that, because of their closeness, they will be a support to each other as they move through life's milestones.

For now, though, she is just enjoying her little boy and his special moment as Humboldt County's debut baby.

"I was a little shocked to know he was the first baby," said Allyson. "I know a lot of other girls that are due at this time, and I thought they would go first."

Little Fox's birth also came with another surprise. He shares a birthday with his great grandma, who passed away in 2013.

"So that was pretty special," said Allyson.

Allyson and Fox will enjoy a bounty of gifts from area organizations and businesses that did their part to celebrate Humboldt County's first birth.

The OB nurses at Humboldt General Hospital, led by Kathryn Esquivel, R.N., gathered the following gifts: Humboldt Hospital Auxiliary – gift certificate; Cattlewomen of Nevada – $25 gift certificate for beef; Kateri Karma – homemade baby soap; CB Brown – two coffee cups, hot pad and dishtowels; Rice Jewelers – pewter baby rattle; Weezies – bamboo cutting board; Second Street Seasonals – lamb bath set; Tips Western – sshlumpie cuddly lamb; Las Margaritas – $30 gift certificate; Creative Photography – free sitting for baby and 8x10 framed photograph; Attitudes/Jacqueline Johnson – hand and foot crème giftpack; Attitudes – shampoo and taming spray; Phillips Furniture - $50 gift certificate; Goodnight Irene – baby pillow and pacifier; Papa Murphy's – two large one-topping pizzas; and, The Martin Hotel - $25 gift certificate.

The HGH OB nurses also donated sleepers, baskets and diapers. That's in addition to the wide array of other gifts, samples and supplies the hospital staff showers on each new baby.

For more information on Humboldt General Hospital or its Obstetrics Department, please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1268, to speak with a nurse or to schedule a free tour.

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