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News Year’s Baby born in Cumberland at 12:01

January 3rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Waylon James Smith arrived three days early, just in time to be the first baby born at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, and the Cumberland Times News reports he could possibly be the first baby of the new year in  the state. While a headline on Thursday read, “Maryland Welcomed First Baby Of 2020, Born 22 Minutes Into New Year,” Waylon, whose parents and grandparents live in Cumberland, appeared at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.  He was 6 pounds, 10.1 ounces and measured 19 3/4 inches. Corey Smith and Felicia Gordon, who went to the hospital just after 9 p.m. Dec. 31 are the parents.  

One Response to “News Year’s Baby born in Cumberland at 12:01”

  1. January 03, 2020 at 2:08 pm, Bob said:

    Though neither birth noted seems to be the product of marriage, at least our local one had the father around which is better than in some other years.


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