Baby New Year's not spoiled — but they're working on it

Marcus Alexander Feist is the cutest little thing his grandmother has ever seen.

Marcus, who reigns as Baby New Year 2005, was born at 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Harrison Hospital to Amy and Adam Feist of Port Orchard.

He was 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

More important than his title in Kitsap County, however, is his title in the Feist family. He is grandson No. 1 for Jean Baughman of Silverdale, Marcus’ maternal grandmother.

“He’s the first grandbaby,” Baughman said. “After many false starts, he was finally born on New Year’s Day.”

Grandma Baughman described her new grandbaby as “very cute” and said he has “tons and tons of hair.”

The baby has a thick patch of dark hair that is so long in spots it touches the collar of his baby pajamas. His eyes are blue right now, but Grandma Baughman expects his eyes will change colors soon.

The week-old baby already has a favorite past time.

“What he loves more than anything is that he likes to sleep,” Grandma Baughman said. “He’s a very good-tempered baby and would have slept right through New Year’s had he been born sooner.”

Grandma Baughman also said that Marcus isn’t spoiled, but added a caveat.

“We’re working on that,” she said.

Adam Feist recently got out of the Navy and is now employed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. His first impression of his son was “he’s just too adorable,” he said. “He’s very good, he doesn’t cry much. He likes to talk, though.”

“He looked like a conehead when he was born,” Fiest said. “I was just in shock. It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I just became a father.’ He’s so tiny and cute.”

Mom and baby left the hospital on Monday.

For being Baby New Year, Marcus got a gift basket of baby bottles, bibs and a stuffed frog, Feist said.

Amy Feist went into labor at 8:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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