First Time Since '05 Baby Born On New Years Day In Sheridan

First Time Since '05 Baby Born On New Years Day In Sheridan

For the first time in seven years the New Years baby in Sheridan County was actually born on New Years Day. At 7:20 am on Sunday, parents Scot and Jennifer Shields welcomed Alden Roy Shields into their family.

Hospital Community Relations Director Cecile Pattison said that this is the first time a baby has been born on New Years Day since 2005. A surprising statistic, Pattison says, since they average about 400 deliveries per year at Sheridan Memorial.

Even this year there wasn't a lot of competition to break the seven-year stretch. Scot Shields says they realized pretty quickly that they had a good chance of being the first delivery of 2012.

Alden weighed 8 lbs 15 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long. He is the Shields' third child, brother to siblings Damien and Bryce. Memorial Hospital gave the family a case of diapers and took little Alden home on Monday.

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