ELKINS - Randolph County's first baby of 2014 has arrived and he and his mother are in good health. Parents Jeremy and Jessica Huffman, of Elkins, welcomed baby Cameron Edward Huffman at 8:05 a.m. Jan. 2 at Davis Memorial Hospital.
"We are so glad he is here and is doing well," Jeremy Huffman said. "I was shocked at how much hair he had."
Cameron was delivered by Dr. Jorgen Olsson, and weighed in at 7 pounds and 15 ounces. His name was selected to honor his mother's father.
The Inter-Mountain photo by Beth Christian Broschart
Cameron Edward Huffman, who was born at 8:05 a.m. Jan. 2, is the first baby delivered at Davis Memorial Hospital in 2014. Parents Jeremy and Jessica Huffman, of Elkins, said Cameron joins siblings Adam, Nicole, Kayla and David.
He joins siblings Adam Huffman, Nicole Watson, Kayla Huffman and David Huffman. He is the grandson of Leon and Marie Huffman and Donna Carr, all of Elkins.
A gift basket, packed with baby items, was donated to Cameron's family by Circle 3 of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins.
Cameron also received a HALO newborn sleepsack, donated by the Davis Memorial Auxiliary. The sack is designed to keep babies safe while they sleep, and warm while eliminating the risk that loose blankets may create.
"We take pride in providing the best care possible for mothers and their babies throughout their pregnancy and after they give birth," Peggy Thorne-Church, clinical manager at the DMH Family Birthing Center, said. "The SleepSack can be part of a comprehensive effort to keep babies safe while they're sleeping."
According to HALO, the SleepSack is available in two styles, one that makes it easy to safely swaddle babies and one that acts as a wearable blanket. Both styles have wide bottoms to allow babies to freely kick their legs, keeping hips healthy as well.