Three babies greet New Year’s Day in Butler County

Miles Lucas Stacy was the second baby born in Butler County during 2021, to Jessica Mullen and Tyler Stacy. PROVIDED
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Miles Lucas Stacy was the second baby born in Butler County during 2021, to Jessica Mullen and Tyler Stacy. PROVIDED

Parents of the one of three babies born in Butler County during the first hours of 2021 were glad their new family member waited until the new year.

“A great way to bring in the new year,” said Tyler Stacy, father of Miles Lucas Stacy, who arrived at 12:35 a.m. in Fort Hamilton Hospital. “We were glad he wasn’t born in 2020.”

“He decided to come out on his own, when he was ready,” said mother Jessica Mullen, of Morrow. Miles was 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and has an older sister, Maya Alice, 4.

“Miles is a happy, quiet and very patient little boy. He likes to sleep a lot,” she said. “He also likes to eat a lot. He is the cutest ever.”

Mom went into labor around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The long labor “was well worth it,” she said. “He got stubborn for a little bit. He wanted to wait ‘til the new year.”

“He had an incredible amount of love from the nurses that we had, as well as Dr. (Charles) Carr taking such excellent care with him, as he helped deliver him,” she said.

“I’ve wanted a boy for a very long time, and now I have one. I’ve always wanted to be a boy mom,” she said.

The first Butler County 2021 baby was Izaiah Samson Powell, arriving two minutes before Miles, at 12:33 a.m. to MacKenzie and John Powell of Miamisburg. Delivered at UC Health’s West Chester Hospital, he weighed 8 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Izaiah joins siblings Aamyah, 4; and Alaaya, 3. The parents, who were up all night, were unavailable for an interview Friday.

Izaiah was the first infant born in Butler County during 2021. PROVIDED
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Izaiah was the first infant born in Butler County during 2021. PROVIDED

The third New Year’s baby was born to Kenee Delaney, of Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhood, who went to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown after contractions started while she watched the New Year’s ball drop on television.

“I was hoping (daughter Vega) would hold on,” Delaney said. “Her Dad (Chris Miller) kept saying, ‘Don’t come in 2020, it’s a horrible year.’ It’s crazy she was born on New Year’s Day.”

Vega was 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and 18½ inches, “and she’s so cute,” Delaney said.

She chose Atrium because it was the closest hospital she could find that performs water births, where the mother is submerged as the infant is delivered.

The water birth helped, “but it was still painful. It was definitely better, and more relaxing,” she said.