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(Honesdale, January 2, 2007)…A lot of “numbers” came together at Wayne Memorial on the first day of the new year. Little Dalyla Knapp became the region’s first baby of 2007 when she arrived in the world at exactly 2:07am, weighing exactly 7 pounds, 2 ounces. To top if off, the Hawley infant also marked a milestone for her deliverer. Dalyla is the 600th child to be delivered by Certified Nurse Midwife Kimlyn Patten of Women’s Health Care in Honesdale.
Both Patten and Dalyla’s mother Ellen were surprised—and ecstatic.
“I never made a big thing of New Year’s before, but now I will,” said the 25 year old mom. “And I’ve never had a nurse midwife before, but I loved having Kim here!”
Patten just happened to be the Women’s Health Care staffer on call this weekend. Dr. Hoon Yoo is Ellen’s obstetrician, though Patten had seen the patient during her pregnancy.
“This was really a beautiful birth, it went very smoothly,” said Patten, who has been delivering babies at Wayne Memorial since 1999.
Dalyla (pronounced Delilah) joins big sister Kaitlyn, age 6, and dad Bernard at home.
“Kaitlyn wanted to hold the baby right away. She’s really excited to have a little sister,” noted Ellen.