Lexington Medical Center is pleased to welcome its first baby of the New Year!
Baby Amy Re’Ann Gause was born at 3:30 a.m. on January 1 to Tara Gause of Chapin. Baby Amy joins big sister Reagan, age 7.
The newborn weighed 5 lbs 14 oz, and was 19 1/4 inches long.
Mom expected to deliver the baby girl on January 14th, but Amy decided to arrive two weeks early, on New Year’s Day, which is also her grandparents’ wedding anniversary.
There was a lot of excitement leading up to the birth.
“The nurses kept saying, ‘We’re going to have a New Year’s baby!’” Tara said.
Clockwise from top: Mom Tara, newborn Amy and big sister Reagan.
Superstitions and old wives’ tales say that babies born on New Year’s Day will be lucky for life and that the family will have good luck the year of the baby’s birth.
Congratulations to the whole family.
Lexington Medical Center delivers more babies than any other hospital in the Midlands and has been voted “Best Place to Have A Baby” by readers of Palmetto Parent magazine. To learn more about our Women’s Services, visit our website.