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Published on January 03, 2019

New Year's Baby 2019

Amir Anthony, Rockingham County's first new year's baby of 2019EDEN – Jan. 3, 2019 -- It never crossed the minds of Brittany Turner and Adrian Williamson that their fourth child could be the first baby born in Rockingham County in 2019.

And why should it? The Eden couple was not expecting their new arrival until mid-February.

But Baby Amir Anthony had other intentions.

On Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, Turner felt the first contraction sometime after 9 p.m. Williamson tried to persuade her that it was probably Braxton Hicks, the mild contractions that sometimes occur weeks before the birth.

Turner knew better, and since her third child was born after a 20-minute labor, she wasn’t taking any chances. The couple phoned 911 and an ambulance rushed Turner to UNC Rockingham.  

 Amir Anthony was born at 10:33 p.m., just 10 minutes after arriving at the hospital. The baby weighs 3 pounds, 1 ounce.

Turner is eager to get the newest member of the family home where he has a 2-year-old sister and brothers who are 1 and 6.

The UNC Rockingham Health Care Auxiliary presented the family with a diaper bag filled with goodies from the Small Pleasures Gift Shop.

About UNC Health Care

UNC Rockingham Health Care is part of the integrated UNC Health Care system. The system is comprised of UNC Hospitals and its provider network, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC Physicians Network, the clinical patient care programs of the UNC School of Medicine and eight other hospitals and hospital systems across the state. Additional hospital entities include UNC REX Healthcare, Chatham Hospital, Johnston Health, Pardee Hospital, Caldwell Memorial, Nash Health Care, Wayne Memorial and UNC Lenoir Health Care.

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