7:30 a.m., Jan. 2)
delivers city's first baby of 2014
By Fred Sherwin
Fils holds her daughter Melissa who earned
the distinction of being the first baby born
in Ottawa in 2014 when she came into the world
at 12:02 a.m. Ottawa Sun photo
baby Melissa Fils waited just long enough to become the
first baby of the New Year, beating out her cousin by
just minutes for the distinction.
Nadia Fils and Anne-Luce Pierre both went into labour
on Tuesday and were in separate deliver rooms at the Montfort
Hospital unaware of each others predicament.
gave birth to a six-pound, six-ounce boy at 12:47 p.m.
Fifteen minutes later Baby Melissa came into this world,
becoming Ottawa's first New Year newborn.
seven-pound, three-ounce infant and her little cousin
were the centre of attention on Wednesday as various media
outlets descended on the east end hospital to get pictures
of the pair.
is Fils and Yven Moroses third child. She seemed
happy to share the spotlight with her slightly older cousin
as her mother expressed how proud she was of her new daughter
which is the couples third child.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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