Welcome, New Year’s baby!

  • Feb. 2, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Haida Gwaii’s first baby of 2011 has arrived! Parents Vivian Mulvany and Jason Roberge welcomed baby Connor at 5:59 am on Jan. 22 at the Queen Charlotte hospital. Connor was delivered by local midwife Celina Laursen. The couple live in Masset, but the hospital there doesn’t have birth services available. Ms Mulvany said it all worked out well, with Northern Health allowing the family to stay at an apartment in Queen Charlotte while waiting for the baby. Ms Mulvany said that with a due date of Jan. 24, she hadn’t expected to have the New Year’s baby. “It’s kind of funny,” she said. “In other places, the New Year’s baby is born just a few minutes after midnight on the first… Here it’s not until a few weeks into the year.” Big sister Makara, who is almost two, is getting used to having a brother, Ms Mulvany said. “It’s a little adjustment for her,” she said. “She thinks he’s a little doll.” Ms Mulvany said she wanted to pass along a huge thank you to everyone who donated gifts for the New Year’s baby, which are very much appreciated. The family received a new car seat and baby blankets, among other items.