She was just happy that Paislee Skye Olive was born healthy—at 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 19 inches long.
Destiny, who is in town working as a project coordinator at Bottom Line Services, would soon discover that her little bundle was the first baby born in Beeville at Christus Spohn Hospital in 2014.
Paislee, born just over three hours into the new year, actually was two weeks early and came as a surprise to Destiny, who wasn’t convinced she was ready to give birth even though she was having contractions the night before.
Destiny said that her first child, Harley Marie Lopez, came a week late.
“I laid down and wasn’t convinced they were contractions,” she said. “I wasn’t convinced I was in labor until the last minute.”
On Thursday, she was surrounded by family—cousins and grandparents—all wishing her well. The baby’s father she said, had just left. He too works in the oil field.
She beamed still with joy as she stared down at Paislee who slept peacefully in her arms.
She gently caressed the baby’s hands smiling as only a new mother can at the sight of her newborn.
“I had no idea how exciting it was to have a new year’s baby,” she said.
Jason Collins is the editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 121, or at editor@mySouTex.com.