Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Pair Ring in '08 at Maternity Ward Again

Central Pennsylvania couple has a new tradition for ringing in the new year: spending it in the maternity ward. For the second year in a row, Kyle and Becky Armstrong welcomed the first baby of the year at Gettysburg Hospital.

Faith Lynn Armstrong arrived on New Year's Day at 5:23 a.m. Her brother, Kaden Skye, was the hospital's first baby in 2007 — also born on Jan. 1.

Nurse manager Laura Swomley said she'd never seen anything like it in 25 years at the hospital.

"It's strange," agreed Becky Armstrong, of Gettysburg. "It's all very weird."

Armstrong said it wasn't anything she and her husband had planned.

"Faith being a first baby was not on my mind," said Armstrong. "It didn't matter to me."