Letter to the editor: First baby of 2020 retracts claim to honorary title | SummitDaily.com

Letter to the editor: First baby of 2020 retracts claim to honorary title

Baby Cecily DiCerbo and her mom, Jamie Way


Around this time last year, I was in newspapers and nightly news broadcasts across the state. You may remember me as the first baby of 2020 or Colorado’s first baby of the decade. I had carefully planned a punctual entry on my due date at 12:13 a.m. It wasn’t until a week later, during an address by Gov. Jared Polis, that I found out the harsh truth: I was actually Colorado’s second baby (but first girl) of 2020.

It is only now, after a year on this planet, and from what I understand, the worst one in some time, that I’m ready to retract my claim to the title of first baby of 2020. I no longer wish to be associated with what has widely been called a “dumpster fire of a year” complete with a global pandemic, constant forest fires and appalling politics. So, I raise my sippy cup to 2020’s first baby, Jorge. And to the first baby of 2021, may you bring us luck.




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