For Fay and Nathan Koss having the New Year’s Baby wasn’t on their radar.
The couple from Salmon Arm were sent to Vernon Jubilee Hospital after Fay’s high blood pressure caused some complications.
“It was funny, friends were joking about me trying for the New Year’s Baby and I didn’t know what the big deal was, I just wanted to have a happy, healthy baby,” said Fay.
Her hopes came true, after a difficult birth, Eliot Steven Koss was born at 3:37 p.m. New Year’s Day.
Weighing in at 6 pound 15 ounces their first child is happy and healthy.
“He has been perfect, he hasn’t caused much of a fuss at all,” said Fay as she cradles her newborn son.
Being the New Year’s Baby at Vernon Jubilee Hospital comes with some serious perks thanks to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxiliary and local businesses.
President of the auxiliary Dixie Mackie and member May Correale presented the Koss’ with a basket overflowing with handmade blankets and clothing, gift cards for Ricky’s All Day Grill and Save-On Foods, a bouquet of flowers from Safeway and a diaper cake made with diapers donated from London Drugs.