TAMC’s first baby of 2015 was welcomed into the world on New Year’s Day at 8:29 p.m., and today the family from Fort Fairfield was showered with gifts from the Medical Center, as well as local businesses and organizations.  Benjamin Thomas Dorsey weighed in at 8 pounds even and measured 19.5 inches long.

Benjamin is the first child born to Brianne Bubar and E.J. Dorsey of Fort Fairfield.

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The happy couple was not anticipating having the first baby of the New Year as he was not due for another nine days, but circumstances, including some revelers welcoming 2015, helped usher in the newborn.

“I was awoken at midnight by neighbors who were throwing up some fireworks to celebrate the New Year.  It was then I started to feel the first contractions,” said Bubar.  “I was surprised.  I didn’t expect him to be early, but guess he wanted us to get the New Year started with him.”

In honor of the special delivery, the family was presented with several gifts.  Included was a special basket full of items for newborns donated by Machias Savings Bank.  A blue hand-knit outfit made by a volunteer with the Aroostook Agency on Aging was also presented, as was a hand-made quilt donated by the Crown of Maine Quilters and a basket of books donated by the Washington County-based non-profit organization Maine Books for Maine Kids.  A bag of books was also presented through the Raising Readers program.

In addition, a keepsake item and a special baby sleep blanket were presented by the staff in the TAMC Women and Children’s unit.  The blanket is designed to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Benjamin Thomas Dorsey was delivered by TAMC OB/GYN Dr. Joyce Hebert.  Assisting in the delivery were Katie Brown, RN, labor and delivery nurse, and Diane Deschesne, RN, nursery nurse.