Welcome Arlingtons New Years Baby for 2007
August 27, 2008 · Updated 5:31 PM
ARLINGTON On 1:58 p.m. Jan. 1, Jaiden Hope Isham became Arlingtons own New Years Baby for 2007, and her mother Sarah was just one of the people who was eager to welcome her into the world.
Carolyn Valladres, a promotions coordinator for Babies R Us, presented the Ishams with a gift basket valued at approximately $100, which included items such as a layette and car seat straps designed for newborns, hooded towels and washcloths for the baby, infant-sized gowns, caps and socks, stuffed animals, a teething pacifier and a large fleece blanket.
The Babies R Us gift basket was given in recognition of Jaiden being the first baby born in 2007 in Snohomish County Public Hospital District 3, which covers the Cascade Valley Hospital, where she was born.
Sarah Isham, a 30-year-old stay-at-home mom with three other children, had realized early on in her pregnancy that her upcoming arrival could possibly be born on or around New Years Day, but dismissed the possibility when she rang in the New Year without giving birth, until she woke up at approximately 5:45 a.m. and knew that the newest member of her family was on her way.
Isham arrived at Cascade Valley Hospital at approximately
7:30 a.m. with her mother, who stayed with her from the first minute on, and while her sister wasnt able to come to Ishams side until a couple of hours later, Isham reported that her sibling was no less devoted. Isham likewise praised her doctor and the rest of the staff of CVH for their awesome care, as she held her child.
When I first saw her, I thought, Wow, look at all that hair! laughed Sarah Isham, who wasnt surprised by the gender of her baby, since shed chosen to know it beforehand. I hadnt seen as much on my other kids.
Like her seven-year-old daughter, Alora, and her two sons, 13-year-old Brandon and 11-year-old Drew, Isham gushed over Jaiden as beautiful and hopes for the very best for her, because Im going to do my best to give it to her.