Atmore resident Theresa Farmer gives birth to daughter, Sanya
By By Janet Little Cooper
When Theresa Farmer thought about ringing in the New Year this weekend her plans did not include going into labor with her first child. The Atmore resident's due date was not until Jan. 5.
"I never thought about the possibility of having the first baby of the New Year when I first learned my due date," Farmer said. "That was the last thing on my mind."
Being able to claim the bragging rights of having the first baby of the New Year is high priority amongst the ranks of the medical profession.
Such was the case when the night shift of labor and delivery nurses at North Baldwin Infirmary in Bay Minette was able to assist in the 3:30 a.m. delivery of Farmer's daughter, Sanya Farmer.
Sanya was born Tuesday, Jan.2 weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 21 inches long, making her the first for the Baldwin County Hospital and possibly the first baby of the entire county.
Farmer went to her doctor for a stress test Monday to find that she had a bladder infection. Her doctor sent her home with medication.
"After seeing the doctor, I went back home and laid down," Farmer said. "That is when I started having contractions so my mother called my doctor. They told us to come back to the hospital and by the time I made it to the emergency room my water broke."
Farmer would be in labor for more than 10 hours before giving birth to her daughter. Mother and daughter spent their first day resting and getting acquainted with one another. Her maternal grandparents Charles and Sherry Farmer of Atmore will welcome Sanya home when she and her mother are released from the hospital.
"I'm not sure when I will be going home," Farmer said. "My blood pressure is a little high so I have to wait until they get that under control."
As the first baby born at the Infirmary in 2007, Farmer received a gift basket from the hospital.
Zackery Claude Thomas Kiser has been named as Brewton's first-born baby of 2007 and the first in all of Escambia County.
The newborn made an entrance to the world at D.W. McMillan Hospital at 12:06 on New Year's Day. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and was 18 inches long upon his arrival.
Zackery is the first born child of Brewton residents, Scottie and Jennifer Kiser.
Grandparents of the child are John and Brenda Mitchell of Flomaton and Stoney and Patricia Kiser of Brewton. Great-grandparents are Bo and Ann Mitchell of Pace, Brenda and James Crane of Haleyville, Myrtle and Junior Treese of Brewton, the late Bart and Lou Essie White, the late Thomas Boutwell and the late Claude Kiser.