Happy Newborn: Wise welcomes first baby of 2019

By Austin Jackson | Published Saturday, January 5, 2019

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Its 2019 Baby

IT’S 2019, BABY – Keslee Cheyenne Medrano was the first baby born at Wise Health System in Decatur in 2019. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

The countdown clock came a bit early for Bridgeport residents Cecilia and Fernando Medrano this New Year’s eve.

With family gathered early Monday to ring in the new year, the couple had to abruptly cancel their plans. But there was plenty of cause to celebrate – a baby was on the way.

At 4 a.m. Monday the Medranos packed up and made a mad dash to Wise Health System in Decatur.

Six hours and 20 minutes into 2019, Tuesday morning, Keslee Cheyenne Medrano arrived, weighing in at 4 pounds and 12 ounces.

“She couldn’t wait,” Cecilia Medrano said.

First of 2019

FIRST OF 2019 – Cecilia and Fernando Medrano of Bridgeport hold their newborn, Keslee Cheyenne Medrano, Wednesday at Wise Health Regional Hospital in Decatur. She was born Jan. 1 at 6:20 a.m. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

After an emergency cesarean section, Keslee became the first baby born in Wise County in 2019.

“We moved the party up here,” Medrano added.

The original plan was to have a scheduled C-section Jan. 17. But Keslee was ready to get a headstart on the new year.

After the Medrano’s arrived Monday, the plan was to have an C-section at 7 a.m. But complications due to Cecilia’s rising blood pressure brought Keslee into the world the next morning at 6:20 a.m.

Siblings Fernando and Jennifer Medrano are “really excited” to step in and help show their little sister the ropes.

On Wednesday, the parents were presented with a basket of gifts from the hospital and the Wise Health System Auxiliary.

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