New Years baby makes early arrival
June 12, 2008 · Updated 1:09 PM
It was a fight to the finish line for little Ramon Zuria, but the six-pound, 13-ounce baby boy took first place in the race to be the first baby born in Greater Victoria in 2007.
His mother, Kirsten Norn-Whittaker, was surprised to even be in the running.
Especially since the due date was supposed to be Jan. 15, she said, Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The View-Royal resident started having contractions about 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. But once she arrived at the hospital, she discovered another woman was also in labour.
She was ahead of me, more dialated and everything, and then all of the sudden I just went poof. From four centimetres to all of a sudden just having him in an hour and a half, she said.
Ramon was born at 2:42 a.m.
The pair received a gift basket from the hospital filled with baby blankets, gift certificates, shirts, picture frames, and baby clothes.
I feel wonderful, she said. Ive never felt so happy in my life.