First baby of the year in Nova Scotia born in Kentville

Published on January 3, 2017

Angeladayle and Adam Griffin of Port Williams are the parents of the first baby born in Nova Scotia in 2017. They also have a son Elliot.

©Wendy Elliott

PORT WILLIAMS NS – A six-pound princess, the first baby born in Nova Scotia in 2017, came home on Jan. 3.

Angeladayle and Adam Griffin are her proud parents. Born one minute after midnight, Aurora Lee Griffin arrived by caesarean at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville.

A spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Health Authority said Aurora's was the first birth recorded at hospitals across the province on Jan. 1.

Aurora Lee is the second child for the Griffins and her mother says she’s named after the princess in Sleeping Beauty, one of Angeladayle's favourite movies as a child.

Aurora arrived 10 days early, prior to a scheduled a C-section. Angeladayle said she’d been experiencing contractions for several days, but she and her husband decided to attend a wedding reception Saturday evening.

About 9 p.m. Dec. 31, the well-dressed parents, who are both firefighters, decided to head to the hospital.

“By the time supper was over it was obvious that they weren't slowing down,” Angeladayle said of the contractions.

Aware that midnight was getting close when she went into the operating room, she now knows it takes about six minutes to perform that kind of delivery.

Home with big brother Elliott, who is two-and-a-half, this “millionaire’s family” are settling in just fine.

Only a little larger than her father's hand, Aurora Lee Griffin was six pounds, six ounces when she was born Jan. 1.

©Wendy Elliott