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In with the new

Washington Evening Journal staff waits for first baby of 2013
By David Hotle | Dec 26, 2012
Ayeshajo Monaghan and mother Myah Monaghan

Christmas Day 2012 has come and gone and the remainder of the year is quickly winding down, bringing the wait for 2013 Washington County Baby New Year.
Again this year, The Washington Evening Journal hopes to celebrate the birth of the first baby of 2013 at Washington County Hospital and Clinics with the child’s family. Baby New Year will be the first child born in Washington County Hospital. Residency in Washington County is not a requirement. Parents are asked to call The Washington Evening Journal at 653-2191 within 24 hours of the child’s birth or 591-0282 after business hours or on weekends. Parents can also e-mail The Journal at news@washjrnl.com. The hospital has been asked to inform The Journal of the first birth of the year, but parents are encouraged to call as well.
After the baby is confirmed as the first child of 2013, the child and the parents will be featured on the front page of The Washington Evening Journal. The parents will receive a letter stating they are the parents of Baby New Year, which will entitle them to numerous gifts from 10 area businesses. Gifts this year range from gift certificates to a membership at a local health club.
Baby New Year 2012 was Ayeshajo Elizabeth Monaghan, the daughter of Myah Monaghan of Morning Sun. She was born at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. She was 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20-1/4 inches.
In 2011, the first baby born was Bristyn Mae Ingle, born Monday, Jan. 3 to Paige Oliver and Jeramy Ingle of Ollie.
The first baby born in 2010 was Benjamin Garet Thompson, son of Jon and Sara Thompson. He was born at 11:50 p.m. Jan. 8. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. He shares a birthday with his brother Nate.
McKayla Sam Lozano was the first baby born in 2009 at Washington County Hospital and Clinics. She arrived at 4:33 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 18-5/8 inches long. She is the daughter of Sissie Roske and Eleazar Lozano.

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