Hempfield family welcomes first baby born in Westmoreland in 2013
Karin and Jordan Tomson of Hempfield and their 2-year-old son Blake welcome New Years baby Kaleb Nicholas at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital on January 01, 2013. Kaleb was born at 12:31 a.m. and measured in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 inches long.
Photo by Barry Reeger | Tribune-Review
Kaleb Nicholas Tomson made his grand entrance at 12:31 a.m. on New Year's Day, just minutes after his expected due date of Dec. 31.
He's the first to be born in Westmoreland County in 2013.
Mom Karin Tomson and Dad Jordan Tomson, of Hempfield, report their baby is healthy and well.
And big brother Blake Tomson, who will turn 2 later this month, is thrilled.
“He's very excited so far,” Karin Tomson said. “He just wants to hold him.”
In their room at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg on Tuesday, Karin held both boys while Blake held his new brother's hand and kissed him.
Kaleb, infant pink and with a smattering of brown hair, sported a blue-and-white striped outfit and a blue cap.
He weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measures 19 inches.
The family's typical New Year's Eve routine would have been to go out to dinner and spend time at home with their son.
Instead, Karin began feeling contractions Monday morning. She said she thought Kaleb would have been born that day.
“It's going to be fun now to have a special birthday in (our) family,” Karin Tomson said about the Jan. 1 date.
Dr. Beth Maxwell, of Gyno Associates, delivered the baby.
Karin Tomson, 29, works for State Farm. Jordan Tomson, 29, is principal of Greensburg Christian Academy.
In the hours before midnight, seven babies were born at Excela Westmoreland.
Every year, the hospital delivers about 1,800 babies. For the past three years, Excela Health's Family Additions Maternity Center has received the highest possible rating from Health Grades, a leading health care quality organization, according to Excela.
Rossilynne Skena is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6646 or email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.