The first baby of 2011 in Lewis County was born on Jan. 1 at 12:36 a.m. at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.
Mikah Kathleen is the first child for Miranda and Matthew Fisher of Cedarville, formerly of Braxton County. Matthew Fisher is employed by Fisher Sawmill and Logging.
Mikah weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 and 3/4 inches long.
NEW ADDITION — Matthew and Miranda Fisher welcome their new bundle of joy, Mikah Kathleen, the first baby of 2011 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Matthew Fisher said that he always had a problem with dates but this one would be easy since is it 1-1-11. Though little Mikah's due date was Jan. 4, she decided to show up a little early,
"I really didn't think too much about our baby being the New Year's baby," Miranda Fisher said. "All we thought about was that she would be healthy. Then after I came in at 9 a.m. on New Year's Eve, some of our relatives started talking about that. It is exciting."
Maternal grandparents are Leslie Dawn Conrad of Glenville and James Eugene and Crystal Conrad of Burnsville. The baby's paternal grandparents are Dale Fisher of Webster County, and Cindy Fisher of Hickory North Carolina.
The couple chose the baby's name in honor of a friend who passed away from cancer Dec. 12, 2009.
Mikah has several great- and great-great-grandparents including: great-grandmother Linda Fisher of Normantown; great-grandmother Linda Rexroad and great-great-grandmother Kathleen Skinner, both of Virginia; great- great-grandparents Venita and Harold Rexroad of Gassaway; great-grandparents Evelyn and Larry Carson of Burnsville; and great-grandparents Marsha and Mike Rexroad of Gassaway,
The baby was delivered by Dr. Sharrell Gibson, with assistance from nurses Miranda McCroskey, Robin Drake and nurse anesthetist Jack Marcum. The pediatrician is Dr. Christopher Borchert.
The Fisher family received a number of gifts from local businesses. These included: savings bonds from The Citizens Bank and United Bank; flower arrangements from Minnich Florists and O'Suzannas Florist; a gift certificate from Domino's; a month of exercise from Curves at Market Place; baby announcements from Lewis County Printing; a $50 gift certificate and fleece blanket from the Theresa Snaith Hospital Auxiliary; silverware from Caplan's Jewelry store; and baby formula and diapers from Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital.