Darrell and Sara Jones of 100 Mile House welcomed a new daughter on New Year’s Day, the first baby born at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake in 2015.
Milah Jones arrived at Cariboo Memorial Hospital at 10:20 p.m. on Jan. 1, weighing six pounds, a little sister for her three older siblings — Rees, Parker and Camden.
Sara said her regular doctor was away and the plan was to send her to Williams Lake if necessary.
“We arrived at the hospital in Williams Lake at 8 a.m. on Dec. 31, and then I was induced at 4 p.m. and had her the next night,” Sarah said.
It was the first time Sara was ever induced and as it turned out, it was a lot more work for her than natural birth, she said.
As the family settles in at home, three-year-old Parker has his mind made up Milah’s the little brother he wanted.
“We had picked the name Caleb Bradley for a boy, and that’s what Parker’s calling her,” Sara chuckled.
Sara said they wanted to thank the doctors and nursing staff in the maternity ward.
“Our care was fantastic and very much appreciated.”