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New Year's baby thriving after premature arrival

Jan 31, 2020
Courtesy of: Emily Bonin Parents Emily Bonin and Dylan Webster of Morrill pose with their son, Levi Webster, who was the first baby of the year born at Waldo County General Hospital.

Morrill — Levi Webster was in a hurry to get here. He was supposed to have been born in March, but showed up 7 1/2 weeks early on Jan. 10, making him the first baby of 2020 born at Waldo County General Hospital.

Because he was so premature, weighing just 4 pounds, 13 ounces, he was taken right away to the neonatal intensive care unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, according to his mother, Emily Bonin of Morrill. She and Levi's father, Dylan Webster, were very excited to have their son come home Jan. 30, she said. He now weighs more than 6 pounds, and is a pretty good sleeper, according to his mother.

"He gets up about every two or three hours to eat," said the first-time mother. "So far, so good."

Bonin said Waldo County gave her a gift basket from the gift shop because Levi was the first baby of the year.

Levi's grandparents are Robin Webster of Montville and the late Ralph Webster and Tammy Bonin Gamage and John Gamage of Owls Head and the late Francis Bonin.

Levi Webster was born Jan. 10, the first baby of the year born at Waldo County General Hospital. (Courtesy of: Emily Bonin)
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