Summit welcomes one of Colorado’s first babies of 2020
Editor’s note: A baby was born at 12:07 a.m. at Montrose Memorial Hospital. This story has been updated to remove references that Summit County’s first baby of the year also was believed to be the first in the state.
FRISCO — A baby girl born to a Summit County family is among Colorado’s first babies of the new decade, according to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco.
Hospital staff at St. Anthony Summit helped a Breckenridge family ring in the new year with the special delivery of a healthy baby girl early on Wednesday morning.
Cecily DiCerbo was born at 12:13 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020, inside St. Anthony Summit Medical Center’s Birth Place. According to a statement from the hospital, Cecily initially was believed to be Colorado’s first baby of the year. With a Jan. 1 due date, she was right on schedule.
“It was exciting,” said Jamie Way, Cecily’s mother. “She came really fast, and it was an intense new year for sure. It was actually her due date, so my husband is joking that she was 12 minutes late. But we were excited to have her.”
Way and the father, Greg DiCerbo, were at their Baldy Mountain home watching New Year’s Eve festivities on TV when the contractions began, according to the hospital. Way’s water broke at about 9:45 p.m., and within 30 minutes they were at the hospital. Less than two hours after arriving, baby Cici came into the world weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and measuring 19.75 inches long.
Cecily is the second child born to Way and DiCerbo. Her older sister, Eliana, is 2 years old, and was also born at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center. Upon her arrival, Greg joked that Cici already had a number of superlatives to her name: the first baby of the year, first baby of the decade and the highest-elevation baby (St. Anthony Summit is at 9,000 feet in elevation).
“It’s pretty fun to have her not only be the first in Summit County, and being born at the one of the highest-altitude birthing centers in North America, but to be (among) the first in the entire state too,” Way said. “We certainly didn’t expect that. But it’s exciting.”
According to a St. Anthony spokesman, Way and DiCerbo are planning on celebrating the new year a little later than everyone else this year, with plans to pop the small bottle of prosecco they brought in their hospital bag on Wednesday evening.
“It was just a fun way to count down the year,” Way said. “We’re all really happy and excited that she’s here.”
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