The Kawarthas’ first babies of 2018 born on New Year’s Day in Peterborough and Lindsay

Ivory Kathaleen Curwin arrives at Peterborough Regional Health Centre followed by Emrys Gustav Green at Ross Memorial Hospital

Ivory Kathaleen Curwin with her parents Chris Curwin and Sabina Perez. Ivory, who entered the world at 10:54 a.m. on January 1st, was the first baby born in the Kawarthas in 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Curwin family)
Ivory Kathaleen Curwin with her parents Chris Curwin and Sabina Perez. Ivory, who entered the world at 10:54 a.m. on January 1st, was the first baby born in the Kawarthas in 2018. (Photo courtesy of the Curwin family)

The area’s first baby of 2018 was born on New Year’s Day at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) to a couple from Port Hope.

Sabina Perez and Chris Curwin welcomed their baby girl into the world at 10:54 a.m. on Monday, January 1st.

Ivory Kathaleen Curwin weighed in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long.

The couple arrived at PRHC at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning, and Ivory was delivered around six hours later with the support of a midwife.

Chris, a native of Peterborough, said the couple had chosen to deliver at PRHC and that the experience was an extremely positive one for them. The family of three had now returned to their home in Port Hope.

Emrys Gustav Green with his mom Rebecca Green at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. (Photo: Ross Memorial Hospital)
Emrys Gustav Green with his mom Rebecca Green at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. (Photo: Ross Memorial Hospital)

Coming in a close second is baby boy Emrys Gustav Green, born to Rebecca Green of Lindsay at Ross Memorial Hospital Kawartha Lakes on 6:14 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Rebecca wasn’t expecting Emrys to arrive until January 11th. He weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces.

Emrys’ name is derived from Celtic/Welsh origins and means “immortal”.

“I know he’s not immortal, but I didn’t think I could have children, so it seems appropriate,” said Rebecca, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome — a genetic disorder that affects her connective tissues.

Emrys’ middle name is Gustav, which is a variation of Rebecca’s late father’s name.

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