Aroostook County’s New Year’s Baby Born on Jan. 1st at Cary Medical Center
Aroostook County’s first baby born in the new year, Lydia Rae Doughty, was born at Cary Medical Center on Thursday, Jan. 1st at 7:48 a.m. to parents, Amy Lagasse and Ray Doughty of Frenchville.
Weighing in at 7 pounds and 11 ounces, Lydia was 20 inches long. Kim Martin, CNM, Certified Midwife with Pines Health Services, delivered the baby at the Caribou hospital.
The family was presented with many gift items from the hospital, the Cary Medical Center Auxiliary, Machias Savings Bank, and a handmade quilt was donated by the Crown of Maine Quilters.
This was the second consecutive year the first baby born of the New Year in Aroostook County was delivered at Cary Medical Center, and 2014 represented the third year in a row that Cary had over 200 deliveries.
Machias Savings Bank partners with WAGM-TV and all four Aroostook County Hospitals to introduce the newest residents of Aroostook County through “Special Deliveries,” a unique program that broadcasts photos and birth announcements of babies born in the County on the local television station throughout the year. In addition to sponsoring “Special Deliveries,” Machias Savings Bank also presents the New Year’s babies and families from each hospital in Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton and Fort Kent, with gift baskets of items for both baby and family.
Cary Auxiliary members have coordinated it’s New Year’s Baby Gift Basket project with personal donations from members for the past nine years for the first baby born in the new year at Cary. The Crown of Maine Quilters have also been donating a beautiful handmade quilt to the New Year’s Baby for many years at the Caribou hospital.
For the second consecutive year, the first baby born in Aroostook County in the New Year was delivered at Cary Medical Center. Lydia Rae Doughty was born at 7:48 a.m. on New Year’s Day to parents Amy Lagasse and Ray Doughty of Frenchville. The beautiful baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Lydia’s Mom and Dad, and brothers, AJ and Logan, were presented with many gifts items from the hospital, members of the Cary Medical Center Auxiliary, Machias Savings Bank, and a handmade quilt donated by the Crown of Maine Quilters. Presenting gifts to Lydia and her family are (standing, L-R), Chris Fitzpatrick, senior regional vice president at Machias Savings Bank; Karen Thibodeau, assistant vice president and branch manager at Machias Savings Bank in Caribou; Mike Kelley, vice president and branch manager at Machias Savings Bank in Presque Isle; Nurses Lauren Walker, RNC; Megan Cormier, RN and Amy Jackson, RN of Cary’s Maternal/Child Unit; and Cary Auxiliary members, Joanne Cyr, Margaret Cyr and Allyson Masse.
Born at 3:13 p.m., the afternoon of January 1st, Korbin Shawn Kirk was the second New Year’s Day baby born at Cary Medical Center. The son of Stephanie and Marcus Kirk, and brother to big sister, Jaylynn Kirk, of Madawaska, Korbin weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Dr. Brian Wall, OB/GYN with Pines Health Services delivered Korbin on New Year’s Day, 2015.
Presenting Korbin and his family with gifts from the hospital and Cary Auxiliary, are, (on the left), Auxiliary Members Joanne Cyr, Margaret Cyr and Allyson Masse; and (on the right), Cary Maternal/Child Nurses, Lauren Walker, RNC, Megan Cormier, RN and Amy Jackson, RN.