Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center welcomes new year's first babies

Tigard/Tualatin Times

January 3, 2013

The first arrival of 2013 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin came in the form of little Lincoln Wayne Nelson of Sherwood. The first baby born at Meridian Park arrived on Tuesday at 7:16 a.m. He weighed in at 8 pounds and 20.25 inches long. Lincoln’s parents, Phil and Kasha Nelson, were more than ready for the arrival of their new son since Kasha was scheduled for an induction that morning. This was the couple’s first baby.

Just a few hours later, the first baby born in Tualatin to a couple from Tualatin arrived. Clive Shepeherd was born to Tori and Fred Parker at 9:40 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Tori’s original due date was Christmas Day. This was baby #5 for the Parkers who moved to Tualatin from Hermiston in July. Clive’s big sister, 8-year-old Scarlett, was invited to attend the birth and recounted sleeping in her clothes each night so she would be ready to go to the hospital when her mom went into labor.

“Babies are certainly special to their families, but they are also special to the Legacy Meridian Park Birth Center staff,” said Lori Drew, Meridian Park Family Birth Center charge nurse. “We all get excited about meeting the first babies of the new year.”

Congratulations to the Nelsons and the Parkers on their newest family members!

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