TRURO - A little taste of the future, perhaps?
Amber Rounds was hoping baby Taylor would wait a couple more hours to make her entrance into the world. But the little bundle of joy had other plans.
Taylor made history Sunday as the last baby born at the Colchester Regional Hospital, just hours before the building closed its doors to make way for the new Colchester East Hants Health Centre.
"It was pretty exciting," Rounds, a Masstown resident said.
Rounds said she was hoping Taylor would be the first baby born in the new hospital but is proud to say she is the last mother to give birth in the old building as patients and the last of the medical supplies were being moved Sunday.
"The staff has been great about it," Rounds said.
Taylor, eight pounds, four ounces, arrived at 11:23 a.m., rousing a huge cheer and applause from the staff busy moving patients in the emergency department when the announcement was made on the PA system.
Staff also presented the family with a special onesie that read 'special delivery. I'm the last baby born at Colchester Regional Hospital."
The delivery was a smooth one after the couple arrived at the hospital at 5:30 a.m.
Taylor and her parents, which included dad Braden Graham, were then whisked off to the new hospital at about 2 p.m. They were the last patients to leave the building.