‘Baby New Year 2015’ makes early arrival at Dixie Regional; STGnews Videocast

Heath and Britni Davis welcome their baby, Allison Kay Davis who was born at 4:50 a.m. at Dixie Regional Medical Center making her Baby New Year 2015, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2015 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

ST. GEORGE-New Year’s Eve celebrations started out normal for Diamond Valley residents Heath and Britni Davis. While enjoying a friendly game of Pictionary with her family, Britni Davis soon realized that something unexpected was happening.  What started out as a typical New Year’s Eve celebration was about to become a new born baby celebration.

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Videocast by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

“It was definitely unexpected,” Britni Davis said of the early arrival of Allison Kay Davis. The baby is the firstborn for the Davises, as well as the first grandchild born to very happy grandpa Tim Canfield. Baby Allison was also the first baby born at Intermountain Healthcare Southwest Region’s Dixie Regional Medical Center in 2015. Her due date was not until Jan. 13.

Allison Kay Davis was born at 4:50 a.m. this morning at Dixie Regional Medical Center making her the 2015 New Year baby, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2015 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News
Allison Kay Davis was born at 4:50 a.m. at Dixie Regional Medical Center making her the hospital’s Baby New Year 2015, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2015 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

The Davises headed down the hill from Diamond Valley just a few minutes before midnight amid snowflakes and fireworks as they headed for the hospital.  Approximately five hours later Allison Davis made her appearance, weighing in at 6 pounds, 6 ounces.

“I think it’s pretty special, actually,”  Canfield said of his new granddaughter. “She’s pretty perfect.”

According to a press release from Dixie Regional Medical Center, Dixie Regional presents the family of “Baby New Year” a gift package of infant items which includes a $100 gift certificate to the hospital’s gift shops.

Grandfather, Tim Canfield with New Year Baby, Allison Davis, St. George, Utah, Jan.1, 2015 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News
Grandfather Tim Canfield with Dixie Regional Medical Center’s Baby New Year 2015 Allison Davis, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2015 | Photo by Samantha Tommer, St. George News

“It’s always exciting to welcome Baby New Year,” said Amy Christensen, director of Dixie Regional’s women’s services.

“Some of the families of previous Baby New Years have also made it a holiday tradition to present the current Baby New Year with gifts.”

This year gift blankets and toys came from the parents of “Baby New Years” 2001 and 2002.

Though Allison Kay Davis is the year’s first baby born at Dixie Regional Medical Center, there will be many more to come.  According to the hospital’s press release, approximately 2,500 babies were born in the hospital in 2014.

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6 Comments

  • Well Wisher January 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Happy Birthday, Allison. May your life be filled with love, peace and happiness.

    • evil twins mommy January 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Amen to that Well Wisher

  • getting flooded January 2, 2015 at 4:56 am

    I think the baby looks lime me

  • beerbelly January 2, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations, you are the 1st to lose the Tax Exemption for 2014!

  • New Family January 3, 2015 at 10:06 am

    What a blessing. No father mentioned, is he deceased, in milatary, or was there a father?

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic January 3, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Good morning, New Family, nice of you to think about the father. He is Heath Davis, mentioned in the lead sentence of the report and included alongside his wife, Britni, and their newborn Allison Kay in the videocast at the top of the story – just punch the forward arrow in the center of the video and it will play for you; enjoy. 🙂
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