THE new year will be filled with hope and joy for Naomi and Jonathan Stucken who on Wednesdaywelcomed their first baby to the world.
Baby Isaac, 12 days overdue when he was finally born at 1.35am on New Year’s Day, was also the first baby born at Orange Hospital in 2014.
He weighed 4.48 kilograms (9.8 pounds) and was 60 centimetres (23.6 inches) long.
“It’s been a bit of a marathon, but I’m just so happy he’s here,” Mrs Stucken said.
The first-time parents said they were a little nervous leading up to the birth, which was scheduled at Orange hospital instead of their home town in Cowra, due to a lack of an anesthetist over the festive period.
“When you know he’s so big I was quite nervous,” Mrs Stucken said.
“But I was very happy and relieved when he came out safely.
The name Isaac is an ancient translation meaning’he will laugh’, a fact the couple were aware of whentheychose the name based onone of their favourite bible stories.
Mrs Stucken said she had nothing but praise for the staff in Orange hospital’s maternity ward.
“I don’t think you’d have better service in Sydney, their standard of care is amazing,” Mrs Stucken said.
“Staff have been amazing and everyone we’ve spoken to is so helpful.”
THE BEST NEW YEAR: Naomi and Jonathan Stucken with son Isaac, who was the first baby born at Orange Hospital in 2014. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLER
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