Central Peninsula Hospital welcomes first baby of '08

Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008

 

  Kortni Elaina Ann Whitmore was born Tuesday night at 10:44. She is the first baby of 2008 to be born at Central Peninsula Hospital. Photo by Hannahlee Allers

Kortni Elaina Ann Whitmore was born Tuesday night at 10:44. She is the first baby of 2008 to be born at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Photo by Hannahlee Allers

Tosha Whitmore didn't look tired the day after giving birth to her new daughter and understandably so. The birth only lasted two hours.

Kortni Elaina Ann Whitmore is the first baby to be welcomed to Central Peninsula Hospital in 2008. Her mother got to the hospital around 8:45 Tuesday night and Kortni was born at 10:44 p.m. Her two older sisters, Tieran, 5, and Alexis, 3, are probably to blame for the short birth, but at 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Kortni is the heaviest of the three.

"She's the biggest one, so it was surprising when she came out easier than the other two," Whitmore said. "She was really really quick. It was really fast."

In addition to her parents and sisters, welcoming Kortni into the world are her grandparents, Jeoff Clark and Kelly Whitmore, and Debbie and Mickey Landenglos.

Whitmore, who wasn't due until Jan. 11, was surprised that Kortni arrived so early.

"I didn't think she'd come out on New Year's," she said. "She kind of made it a triple occasion."

Before the birth, Whitmore's father left town to go skiing and Monday was Kortni's paternal grandfather's 50th birthday.

Kortni's father, Sean, is ready for the responsibility of three girls.

"He's ready," his mother, Kelly Whitmore, said. "He's already protective of them."

He is also trying to find a way to add some testosterone to the house.

"He was talking about getting a male puppy to keep up with the rest of us," Tosha said.

So, what's next for the Whitmores?

"We're just going to try to get some sleep," she said. "We were up for a while last night."

"And this is just the beginning of sleepless nights," Kelly said.

Tosha and Sean don't have plans for anymore children -- boys or girls.



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