Monday, January 07, 2008

‘She's a miracle'

Babies are always miracles and Jennifer and Lee Travis were able to experience that feeling first-hand just before 9 p.m. on Jan. 2.

Lindsey Taylor Travis arrived at 8:58 p.m. on Jan. 2, and even though she wasn't born on New Year's Day, she was the first to be born in Brewton at D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital in 2008.

“She is our little miracle,” Jennifer Travis said. “We're just glad she is healthy.”

Brewton's first-born baby of 2008 weighed six pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. The slightly premature baby was scheduled to make her arrival Jan. 22, but arrived a little early. Jennifer and her husband consider the infant a miracle after they suffered through a miscarriage just a few years ago.

A medical condition called placental abruption nearly killed Jennifer and caused her to lose the baby. Heart failure occurred and she was placed on life support.

“It was rough for a while, but we got through it,” Jennifer said. “Of course I was worried that something would go wrong again. Lindsey was born a few weeks early, but she is doing well. She is a blessing to us all.”

The four-time father said he was a New Year's baby as well.

“I was sort of a New Year's baby when I was born,” Lee said. “I was born Dec. 31 in Andalusia.”

The couple will be taking the new daughter home to a full house when she is released from McMillan hospital, Lee said. This birth will be the last the couple are planning to be involved with.

“We have two boys and now have two girls,” he said. “That's enough. This baby will be the caboose. Our other children are very excited about their new sister.”

Nurses at the hospital are also elated with the outcome of this birth.

Martha Dawn Singleton, who is in charge of the OB hall and nursery, said she was glad that everything turned out so well for the family.

“They have been through a lot,” Singleton said. “They have had some rough days and no one deserves good fortune more than they do.”

The couple will be taking new baby to their home in the Paul community in Conecuh County.

“Her brothers and sister will be waiting for her,” Lee said.


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