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New year with a new addition

PLATTSBURGH - There's a new, early addition for one Essex County family.

The first baby born at CVPH Medical Center in 2011 was delivered in the early afternoon hours of Monday, Jan. 3. Logan John Pulsifer was born to first-time parents Briana and Jesse Pulsifer of Essex at 1:54 p.m., weighing 6.3 pounds and measuring 18 inches long.

Logan was the first child in their families, to their knowledge, to receive the honor of being the first child born in any New Year at a hospital. The occasion was even more special because Logan wasn't expected for almost another three weeks.

"My due date was actually Jan. 22," said Briana, adding that Logan was born healthy and happy. "I was just ready."

In recognition of Logan being the first child born this year at the hospital, the Pulsifers received a colonial cradle donated by Robert St. Maur of Cumberland Head in honor of the Veterans of Clinton County. Finishing work on the cradle was donated by Mike Calman, of Plattsburgh. Logan also received a collection of books given by the Journey Into Reading program.

"It's nice that they give out stuff like that when you have the first New Year baby," Logan's mother said of the donation.

Logan was anticipated to return home with his mother and father this week. Briana works at Mountain Lake Services in Willsboro and Jesse is employed with a small carpentry business based in Saranac.

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