Of course, all the 180 or so babies born at Mendocino Coast District Hospital are precious and beautiful. But the first baby of the year is just extra special because the event marks the birth of a new year and a new life. The first-born represents a new generation, new energy and new hope for our future. For Fort Bragg — and perhaps the entire coast – our congratulations go out to proud parents Chelsea Brown, 25, and Cody Cosner, 26.
They celebrated their new year a bit late this year since their second son, newborn Mason Lee Cosner — 7 pounds, 11 ounces, 19 inches — didn’t appear until shortly after noon (1:39 pm to be exact) on January 4, 2014.
We often hear about sibling rivalries, but if you look at the face of Evan Cosner, 5, gazing at his new “little brother” you have to think they are going to be great pals.
A thanks goes out to our great nurses, Suzanne Bowen, RN, and Joyce Aston, RN, who were in the delivery room when Mason arrived. Standing by and eager to hold little Mason was our nursing house supervisor Jeanna Cauckwell, who also was there to meet last year’s first baby.