The first babies born in Wyandot and Seneca county hospitals were treated to gifts from Wyandot Memorial and Mercy Tiffin hospitals.
Cylus James Hicks was the first baby born at WMH this year, according to a press release from the hospital. Cylus is a son of Holly Courtad, of Carey, and Doug Hicks, of Findlay.
He was born at 12:11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was about 19 inches long.
Cylus has two sisters, Aubrey and Lila, and a brother, Lennon.
Cylus and his family received several gifts from the hospital, including a case of diapers for every month of 2014, a keepsake birth certificate holder and engraving donated by Jeffrey Jewelry, a newborn portrait session donated by Photography by LuAnn and handmade baby essentials given by the Happy Hookers crochet group at the Wyandot County Council on Aging.
The first baby of the year born at Mercy Tiffin Hospital also has ties to Wyandot County.
Lucas David Haynes was the first baby to ring in the New Year at Mercy Tiffin Hospital. He was delivered by Dr. Jennifer Glance on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 22 inches long.
As Mercy Tiffin’s first baby of the year, Lucas and his parents, Michael and Sarah Haynes, of McCutchenville, were the recipients of a child’s Amish hand-crafted oak rocker.
Lucas’s maternal grandparents are David and Mary Wollf, of Sandusky. His paternal grandparents are Dick Haynes, of Sandusky, and Mary Haynes, of Tiffin, and his paternal great-grandmother is Gertrude Lucas, of Tiffin.
“The care has been great at Mercy Tiffin Hospital,” Sarah Haynes said in a press release. “The staff has been very accommodating.”
Michael Haynes is a graduate of Mohawk High School and a teacher at Wynford.