January 1st was a special day for two long time Cochranites. At 12:38 p.m. Calsi-Rae Bunn and her husband, Jeffrey Bunn welcomed a new little addition to their family, Stetson William Bunn.
The couple is over the moon with their first child and although, they weren't expecting to have a New Years baby, they are certainly proud parents.
"Honestly I didn't even think about the day," said Calsi-Rae.
Stetson William was born a healthy little boy measuring 20" long and weighing 5 lbs 11 ounces. Calsi-Rae explains her due date was January, 8 but after a routine doctor's visit, followed by a detailed ultrasound on December, 31, she was given some out-of-left-field news.
"It's kind of surreal, it happened really fast. We were just planning on going to our appointment and then they said 'you might have to get induced' and I was like 'OK whatever we might eventually, in a couple of days, get induced' and then they were like 'yeah I don't think there will be any time to induce you in a few days, so go right now.'"
Between the doctor's appointment and ultrasound, Calsi-Rae and her husband came back home to Cochrane. She had a gut feeling and grabbed her hospital bag and baby bag, just in case. Good thing she did because later that night the couple headed to the Foothills Medical Centre where at around 10:30 p.m. she would be induced.
Calsi-Rae says she is doing really well and is preoccupying her time by endlessly staring at the new little man in her life. She mentioned that last night may have been one of the better nights for getting some shut eye.
The couple were both born and raised in Cochrane and have been holding back on having too many visitors, something Calsi-Rae says will soon change.
"My husband's family and my family are both in town so we have a lot of help around," explains Calsi-Rae.
Congratulations to the new parents and may they enjoy every single moment. As we all know, the great paradox of parenting is that it moves in both slow motion and fast speed.