First baby of the year born on Peninsula

  • Thu Jan 7th, 2021 2:50pm
  • Life

By Pierre LaBossiere

Olympic Peninsula News Group

A Forks family’s baby boy is apparently the first child born in a hospital in 2021 on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Ethan Scott Loghry was born at Olympic Medical Center at 6:46 a.m. Friday — New Year’s Day — to Kaitlyn and Scott Loghry of Forks. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20.4 inches long. He is the couple’s third child.

Kaitlyn Loghry said her birth was induced by doctors at OMC on New Year’s Eve.

“Once it got underway, they said ‘it might be a New Year’s baby,’” she said.

Loghry said that once induced, Ethan Scott’s birth went without a hitch. “It couldn’t have been an easier birth.”

She said that both she and the baby are “doing just wonderful.” They were discharged from OMC on Saturday after getting clean bills of health.

The baby was named after his father and his grandfather, his mother said.

Spokespeople at Forks Community Hospital and Jefferson Healthcare Hospital in Port Townsend reported that they were not aware of any earlier births this year.

Loghry said that there were special precautions at OMC due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For instance, she wasn’t allowed any visitors and only one other person was allowed in the room with her during her labor.

“I chose my husband,” she said.

But other than these new rules, Loghry said she didn’t really notice a lot of differences at the hospital from her first two births.

She had all three of her children at OMC and said the nurses and staff at the hospital were fantastic.

“It feels totally normal, just a lot of masks,” she said.