Christmas Baby for Haida Gwaii

  • Jan. 12, 2015 4:00 p.m.

A Port Clements family got a very special Christmas gift this year: a baby boy.Aaron and Christine Cunningham, along with big sister Claire, welcomed Sean Patrick at the Haida Gwaii General Hospital in Queen Charlotte at 1:40 p.m. on a sunny Christmas Day.”He came three weeks early. He was fully a surprise,” said Ms. Cunningham.Despite his early entrance to the world, Sean weighed a healthy 8 lbs. and 7 oz.Two-and-a-half-year-old Claire was so happy to meet her new brother she didn’t mind waiting an extra couple days to open her Christmas presents.Ms. Cunningham said she couldn’t have imagined a better birthing experience or a more magical Christmas.Upon their arrival to the hospital, she said they were greeted by staff who were eager to share their holiday spirit.”They knew we were coming and so they waited for us at the entrance singing Christmas carols. Dr. Morton was wearing a santa hat and the nurses were in full red scrubs. It was really special,” she said.Midwife Celina Laursen, Dr. Tracy Morton, and nurses Sarah Fenwick and Anyssa Jones comprised the team that was on hand for Sean’s birth.The Cunninghams spent the night at the hospital and were treated to a delicious Christmas dinner cooked by Arceli Walsh.”We really were treated like gold. We are so thankful to everyone,” she said, “It was magic.”

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