First WMC baby of year a real cutie-pie

Posted: January 2, 2013

The Winchester Star

The daughter of Amber and Eric Fisher of Winchester weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. Her parents have not named her yet. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Amber and Eric Fisher of Winchester are the parents of the first baby born in 2013 at Winchester Medical Center. She has not been named. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — The first child born at Winchester Medical Center in 2013 nearly came too early to earn the honor.

Eric and Amber Fisher, both 31-year-old Winchester residents, pulled into the WMC parking lot at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. Their second-born came at 7:58 a.m.

“I was panicking a little,” Eric Fisher said.

The panic subsided with the arrival of a healthy 7-pound, 10-ounce girl.

The couple is leaning toward naming her Penelope Brooke, Fisher said. But that could change, as the Fishers went back and forth on names for their first daughter before settling on Caitlyn.

Had their second child, who was originally scheduled to arrive Jan. 4, come any earlier, she would have been born in the car.

But the timing worked out fine for her father, who was excited she was the first newborn of 2013 at WMC.

“It’s a great feeling,” he said. “I think she’ll have a great birthday.”

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