Springfield Hospital's 2010 New Year's Baby arrived on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:06 a.m.
After a long labor, Kingston Indy DiOrio announced his arrival, weighing a healthy 8 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 21.5" inches. Kingston is the first-born child to Kristiina and Nicholas DiOrio of Windsor.
"I have to admit, the clock seemed to stand still during many of those laboring hours," said Kristiina.
"No celebration would be complete without special thanks to Drs. Anne Stohrer and Will Ellis of The Women's Health Center in Springfield for their wonderful care throughout our pregnancy and Kingston's birth.
Their guidance and support were very much appreciated, especially through what proved to be a challenging birth. The team at The ChildBirth Center were absolutely wonderful."
Being a father was a big step for Nicholas and he definitely rose to the occasion. "Nicholas was there every step of the way, from participating in the education classes right through the birth - and we have wonderful photos to prove it!" smiles Kristiina.
As Kingston sported his new outfit-a gift from his Uncle Dan and Aunt Mara - he rested comfortably in his mother's arms, offering occasional smiles, squirms, and stretches. "We can't believe he's finally here," said the proud new parents.
A welcome basket of gifts, donated by local businesses and hospital volunteers, was presented to the DiOrio's in celebration of the New Year's Baby.