Commonwealth Journal


January 7, 2012

Avery Countryman is first baby of 2012

Somerset — One local couple welcomed a new baby into their family —and the community welcomed the first birth of 2012 as well.

Jessica and Hunter Countryman were excited to welcome Avery Countryman, who was born at 1:47 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Avery weighed 5 lbs, 9 ounces.

Avery and her mom were showered with gifts from the hospital in recognition of Avery’s arrival as the first baby born at LCRH in 2012. The Treasure Chest also provided a bouquet of a dozen pink roses for mom. 

“Each time a new baby is born, there is certainly cause for celebration,” said Susan Ramsey Wilson, LCRH director of marketing and community relations. “But, the first baby born in the New Year is always extra special.”

Wilson noted that the New Year’s baby is symbolic of the joy brought by all the little ones born throughout the year. 

“We deliver some 1,600 babies each year at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital,” she stated, “And Avery certainly has gotten us off to a good start for 2012.” 

Avery joins a big brother, Christian, age 6. Avery’s maternal grandparents are Eric and Bonnie Bell and Wilma and HobertWoods. Her paternal grandparents are Debbie Countryman and the late George Countryman.

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