Williston’s first baby of the New Year was born yesterday morning after 29 hours of labor.
The proud parents, Giselle Guido and Robert Hunter, welcomed their first child, baby Elijah, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Elijah’s original due date was December 20th, but he decided to be a New Year’s surprise for his mom and dad instead.
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“I would do it again in a heartbeat. All the pain and the doubt that I had that I wouldn’t even make it through the 29 hours. I really thought I’d end up in a C-section. For me to have birthed him, it was amazing. It was so indescribable. I’m still kind of on cloud nine,” says Guido.
843 babies were delivered at CHI St. Alexius Health Williston Medical Center last year, a slight decrease from a high of 883 in 2015.