Meet Casper's newest citizen, baby Adelia

By Kristy Bleizeffer Jan 2, 2014

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Eric and Genneca Houser study their new daughter, Adelia, at Wyoming Medical Center on Thursday. Adelia was born at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday, making her the first baby born at WMC in 2014.

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Our New Year Baby, Adelia Houser, weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and came exactly one week before her due date.

Welcome, Adelia Houser, to Casper, Wyoming and 2014.

Adelia, the daughter of Genneca and Eric Houser, was the first baby of the year born at Wyoming Medical Center. She came at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday, one week shy of her Jan. 9 due date. She weighed 4 pounds, 13.9 ounces.

Mom had contractions all day New Year’s Eve. They started getting worse about 1 a.m. New Year’s Day and she and dad, Eric Houser, arrived at the hospital about 4:30 a.m. At about 7:45 a.m., Adelia decided she wouldn't budge, no matter how hard Mom pushed. There was no amniotic fluid and Adelia's heart rate started dropping. Doctors decided they needed to deliver her by Caesarean section.

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Dr. Robert Benowicz, a pediatric hospitalist at Wyoming Medical Center, examines baby Adelia on Thursday.

Adelia is Genneca’s first baby. Like many new mothers, she worried this morning that she wasn't producing enough milk and that Adelia wasn’t getting enough to eat.

That will come, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Robert Benowicz told her.  “She’s looking good, her vitals look good. She’s acting hungry, but babies do that.”

Adelia is the third child for dad Eric Houser who has an 8-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. The family will likely stay through tomorrow to make sure Adelia is eating and gaining weight and to give mother time to recover.

“I just know you’re adorable,” mother whispered to baby.  How does it feel to have Casper's first baby born in 2014?

"I'm just happy to have a baby. I'm pretty stoked about that," Genneca said. "One little miracle is enough. It was a labor of love.

Wyoming Medical Center welcomed three new babies on New Year's Day, but Adelia was the first. Welcome little Adelia, and congratulations to Genneca and Eric!

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