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Christian Michael Anthony Young arrives early
By LAURA DUKES
The first Calvert County baby of 2013 is joining several ladies and one very grateful daddy.
Christian Michael Anthony Young was born at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Calvert Memorial Hospital to parents Cherissa and Joshua Young of Port Republic. He is the youngest of three sisters: Myasia, 6, Tajaehia, 4, and Jaleyia, who will turn 2 on Jan. 10.
“I had told him if it wasn’t a boy, he had to get a dog because this is it,” Cherissa said of her husband.
“Finally,” Joshua said with a smile.
“It’s going to be a handful but, luckily, with the older two, I’ll get a lot of help,” Cherissa said of being the mother of four, continuing that her oldest daughters “are ready to be little mommy juniors.”
Cherissa said she was actually scheduled to give birth Jan. 25 but knew Christian was getting impatient over the weekend when she was getting ready for church.
The couple arrived at Calvert Memorial Hospital on Monday, Dec. 31, at about 10 a.m., but Cherissa said at that point, Christian started to slow down.
“But once my water broke, the nurse almost had to catch him,” Cherissa said. “I gave one push and he came out.”
She said she had a natural delivery “all the way.”
Despite his early arrival, Christian was a healthy 6 pounds, 5.9 ounces. He met his older sisters Tuesday evening. Cherissa said they were also very ready to have another male in the house.
“My oldest said, ‘Good, mommy. I don’t want any more sisters,’” Cherissa said.
Even though he was a little late for Christmas, Cherissa said her son has more than enough presents waiting for him.
“He has so much stuff. ... I think he has more clothes than I’ve got,” she said.
“She’s ready to play dress-up; he’s already on his second outfit of the day,” Joshua said.