2018 Baby New Year is new mom’s little miracle

in Around Town by

Rebecca Green of Lindsay wasn’t expecting her first baby until January 11th. Welcoming him at 6:14 pm on New Year’s Day was a surprise.

But that wasn’t the only surprise Rebecca’s baby boy has brought.   

His name is Emrys, which is derived from Celtic/Welsh origins and means “immortal.”

“I know he’s not immortal, but I didn’t think I could have children, so it seems appropriate,” Rebecca said.

Rebecca has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that affects her connective tissues. 

Traditionally, the first baby of the new year is celebrated as a sign of rebirth. His early and safe arrival is certainly a welcome sign for Rebecca. “I always wanted to be a mom.” 

Emrys’ middle name is Gustav, which is a variation of Rebecca’s late father’s name. 

Emrys Gustav Green weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces.

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