NEWBURYPORT – Aurora Lemieux came into this world 93 minutes after midnight Sunday making the Haverhill newborn the first baby born at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport in 2017.
"She's a blessing," said 23-year-old Tyler Lemieux, Aurora's proud but sleepy father. "I'm just still in shock."
Aurora's birth will likely go down as the most precious birthday gift her mother Nicole Mead will ever receive. Mead will turn 24 Tuesday, the day she, Tyler and Aurora were expected to leave the hospital.
"She's a great sleeper," Mead said, adding that she gave birth on her due date.
Aurora Lemieux was born at 1:33 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.
Aurora Lemieux, the first baby born at Anna Jaques in 2017, with her dad Tyler Lemieux of Haverhill.
The Birth Center staff were thrilled to welcome the first baby of 2017 and treated Aurora and her parents to a cozy gift basket.