DCMH Welcomes Delaware County’s First Baby of 2018 - - 18cafe.info

Published on January 02, 2018

DCMH Welcomes Delaware County’s First Baby of 2018

Crozer-Keystone Health SystemMedia Contact:
Mary Wascavage
(610) 284-8619
[email protected]

  • DCMH rang in the New Year with Delco’s first baby of 2018, Oliver Nicolas. He is pictured with his parents, Desiree Jaquett and Nicholas Degaetano of Clifton Heights.
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center also had a special delivery on New Year’s Day – baby boy Legacy Graves.

Desiree Jaquett and Nicholas Degaetano of Clifton Heights had more than one reason to celebrate on New Year’s Day. Due to give birth on Jan. 14, 2018, Jaquett, 32, had a feeling she’d deliver her third child on New Year’s Day - and that son Oliver Nicolas would be Delaware County’s first baby of the New Year. Her intuition would prove correct.

On New Year's Eve, Jaquett was completing her shift at Acme, where she works as a front-end clerk. Around 3 p.m. she started feeling discomfort. “I kept telling everyone I thought I was in labor,” she says, “but I waited until my shift was over at 8:30 p.m., went home, then went to the hospital at 10 p.m.” Jaquett spent the next three hours in labor at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, and at 1:07 a.m., Oliver was born, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches in length. He joins big sister Elizabeth, 11, and brother Daniel, 8, who mom says are thrilled to have a little brother.

Jaquett says that New Year's Day is typically reserved for family get-togethers and that Oliver’s birth will give special meaning to these gatherings. “I'm not typically a lucky person, but I consider him my good luck charm,” she says. “In a way, he’s kind of famous and I’m thrilled he is finally here.”

Crozer-Chester Medical Center also had a special delivery on New Year’s Day – baby boy Legacy Graves. Legacy weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches in length. Mom Jaimiah Waheed, 19, of Trainer, delivered her son at 4:10 p.m. Legacy came into the world just two days shy of his due date of Jan. 3. Knowing she was so close to delivery day, Waheed decided to spend New Year’s Eve at home and watch the ball drop in Times Square. It’s a tradition she enjoys every year and that she plans to share with Legacy and his 18-month-old brother, Leryc. “My plan is to take Legacy to New York City when he is old enough and celebrate his birthday by watching the ball drop in person,” she says.

DCMH and Crozer are members of the Crozer-Keystone Health System. Crozer-Keystone is Delaware County’s leading provider of maternity care and offers services that include a well-baby nursery, an Intensive Care Nursery, Maternal/Fetal Medicine services, childbirth education classes, and fertility services. For more information about Crozer-Keystone’s maternity services, visit 18cafe.info/OB-GYN. Call () for a referral to an obstetrician or midwife.

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