Madelyn Elizabeth Young was due to arrive into the world on May 11, the day after Mother’s Day, but she decided to give her mom an extra special gift and make her appearance a day early, on the actual holiday at 7:26 a.m. Weighing in at 9 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 22.5 inches long, Madelyn was the first baby born at Emerson Hospital this Mother’s Day. She is Kimberly and Scott Young’s second child, her big sister Morgan Jayne was born at Emerson three years ago.
Madelyn was delivered by Dr. Jamie Bond, MD, of Concord OB/GYN Associates who was covering for Kimberly’s regular obstetrician, Dr. Ingrid Balcomb, MD, FACOG of AFA Obstetrics & Gynecology.
“I didn’t think I’d be having a Mother’s Day baby until I went into labor on Saturday night, then we realized it would probably happen. Everyone in the delivery room was wishing me a happy Mother’s Day,” said Kimberly Young. “It is exciting to have a baby born on Mother’s Day and also on a special date of 5/10/15 – a palindrome with multiples of five,” adds Scott Young.
The parents chose to deliver Madelyn and her sister at the Emerson Hospital Clough Birthing Center after hearing from other people about their wonderful experience having a baby there. Since Kimberly is a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Thoreau School in Concord, the location made it convenient for the family who lives in Ashby.
In addition to her big sister, Madelyn joins other family members who were born at Emerson, including her mother and both of her uncles. Scott’s cousin is a nurse in the special care nursery at Emerson and was able to meet Madelyn shortly after she was born.
Traditionally on Mother’s Day the Young family celebrates by choosing special flowers to bring home and plant in front of their house. This year, the flowers will wait a little while until the family settles into their new life together as a foursome. It will be a special way to celebrate Madelyn’s birth and the growth of the Young family.
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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.