Friday, January 3, 2020

Norman Regional HealthPlex welcomed the first baby born in 2020 late Wednesday evening.

Eli and Hadley Shepherd of Norman gave birth to their first baby, a baby girl named Quin, at 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.

“She was born late on the first, but somehow still the first,” Hadley said. “We came in at 7:30 in the morning and usually you hear that the first baby on New Year’s is born at like 1 in the morning so when they told us she had a chance to be the first, we were surprised.”

Quin was born at 6 pounds 9 ounces and 18.5 inches long.

“We’re doing good – just learning to adjust as brand new parents,” Hadley said. “Our labor was long. We were here 12 hours, but it went really smoothly. We had great nurses who took really good care of us.”

The Shepherds got to bring their healthy baby girl home on Quin’s due date, Friday, Jan. 3.

The family was given a welcome gift from Norman Regional and its Auxiliary of volunteers that included milestone stickers, an ornament, photo frame and more.

“We’re excited for the new year and a new baby,” Eli said.

The Norman Regional HealthPlex is home to the Women’s and Children’s Pavilion which features Labor and Delivery, an Obstetrical Emergency Department (OBED), Mother and Baby care, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Pediatric unit. It is located off Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman, OK.

The Norman Regional HealthPlex is the only hospital that delivers babies in Norman and Moore.