Brody is first baby in 2008
June 25, 2008 · Updated 10:06 AM
Brody Shawn Messer rang in the new year as the first born island baby of 2008.
Brody was born at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at the Naval Hospital in Oak Harbor. He was a healthy 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 ½ inches long.
Bailey Messer, 6, and her sister Breanna, 5, declared that their new baby brother Brody was a sight to behold.
Hes soooooo cute, the girls said together.
Parents Bronwyn and Petty Officer 2nd Class Von Messer were so pleased to add a boy to their family that they decided on the Irish name Brody, which means brother.
The Oak Harbor family has been stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for five years; the babys father is an aviation machinist mate at Fleet Readiness Center Northwest.
Dads readiness must have been passed down to his son as Brody was certainly ready on Wednesday.
Bronwyn said the delivery went fairly quickly having arrived at the hospital about 5:30 a.m. It only took about five hours before the Messers were the proud parents and sisters of the islands first born.
Bronwyn said Brodys sisters have been showering him with kisses and hugs and have taken charge of their baby brothers daily fashion statement by picking out his clothes for him.
Theyve had him three outfits just for today, Bronwyn said.
Brody will be the last of the Messer brood, said mom, so it was a pleasant surprise to have him be honored as the first baby of 2008 on the island.
We thought hed be born before New Years day, she said. We thought hed be a Christmas baby, but this is really cool.