The first to arrive

The first baby born at St. Croix Regional Medical Center was a girl. Photos supplied

Shawna Blanski and Tyler Hayes of Frederic, Wis., had something very special to celebrate during the first week of the New Year– the birth of their daughter, Jacelynn Elizabeth Hayes. Dr. Melissa Hall delivered her on January 2, 2012 at 6:55 a.m. Jacelynn weighed 7 lbs., 13 ozs. and measured 20 inches long at birth. She has the honor of being the first baby born at SCRMC in 2012. Pictured in their birthing suite at St. Croix Regional Medical Center are (l to r): Father, Tyler Hayes, Mother, Shawna Blanski, with baby Jacelynn Elizabeth Hayes, Dr. Melissa Hall, Family Physician; and Carolyn Christensen, RN.


This Christmas baby arrived late to become first baby of the new year at Fairview Lakes.

Adalyn Amber Shuey was supposed to be a Christmas baby. She surprised her parents, Erik and Amber Shuey of Pine City, by arriving a week late to become the first baby of the New Year at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming. Born at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, Adalyn weighed 7 lbs., 2 ozs, and was 21-inches long. “We never dreamed we’d have the New Year’s baby,” says Amber. The Shueys had been expecting their baby to arrive just before Christmas. Amber was induced on Friday, Dec. 29, but little Adalyn kept her parents waiting until the new year was here. Erik and Amber Shuey live in Pine City where Erik represents the fifth generation working their family farm and Amber is a photographer. Pat Rogowski (pictured top left) presented the Shueys with a giant basket filled with gifts on behalf of the Fairview Lakes Auxiliary and a second basket containing a gift card and baby items from the Fairview Pharmacy.

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