Port Alberni’s first baby of 2017 had a bit of a late start to the year, as she arrived a few days into January.
Leah Thompson was delivered on Jan. 4 at West Coast General Hospital to parents Hanna Kurucz and Nathan Thompson. She was 53 cm long and weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz.
The baby girl’s name has no relation to the actress Lea Thompson: that’s pure coincidence. “It was just the one name the father and I could agree on,” Kurucz laughed.
Kurucz said she was very surprised to learn that Leah was the New Year’s baby.
“I thought for sure there had been one already,” she said. “But when I came in they said they hadn’t had a baby in three days.”
Leah is the second child for Hanna and Nathan: her older brother Noah is almost four years old.
Kurucz gave birth early Wednesday morning, and the whole labour took a little under three hours, according to the mother.
“It was very quick,” she laughed.
She and the rest of the family are happy with this start to the new year.
“Everything’s great,” Kurucz said. “it’s as good as it can be.”