First babies of 2020

Estela Gomez holds her son, Santty, the first baby born in Lincoln County this year, as Apolinar Trejo marvels at their son. (Photos by Cheri Brubaker) Tori Clark holds her son, Hudson, the second baby born in Lincoln County in 2020 and the first to be born at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital.

LINCOLN COUNTY — Santty Trejo was the first baby to arrive in Lincoln County in 2020. Born to Estela Gomez and Apolinar Trejo, of Newport, Santty was delivered by emergency Cesarian section by Dr. Lindsay Kern on New Year’s Day at 2:20 p.m. at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (SPCH) in Newport.

Gomez allowed the News-Times to meet 1-day-old Santty, whose mealtime was interrupted by the photo opportunity. Dressed in a crocheted white gown sent by his maternal grandmother, Santty endured the photo as his mother held him and his father marveled at his son.

Santty was gifted a woven basket containing wipes, diapers, baby toiletries and a crocheted blanket, as well as a blanket made by Shari, a SPCH registered nurse, a onesie and a book. There were also chocolates for Santty’s parents, the gifts from the staff at the birthing center at SPCH.

Santty is the first child born to Gomez and Trejo.

Santty Trejo was soon followed into the world by Hudson Kai Canchola, the second baby born in Lincoln County this year and the first child born at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH) in Lincoln City in 2020.

Hudson arrived with little fanfare on Jan. 1 at 10:41 p.m., 13 days early, after just three hours of labor and only 10 minutes of pushing, said his mother, Tori Clark. Hudson joined his 3-year-old brother Gabriel in the family.

Hudson was alert and seemed interested in the visitors who arrived with gifts. Proud father Ashton Canchola joined Clark, an emergency room technician at SNLH, in welcoming the News-Times and those bearing gifts to meet 1-day-old Hudson.

Leslie James, development specialist for the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation presented Hudson with a gift basket filled with stuffed animals and baby accessories. Sherri Nordyke gave the first SNLH baby a “Baby Shower in a Box” on behalf of the nonprofit Clara’s Closet in Lincoln City. Oregon Corrections, Enterprises, the hospitals laundry service provider, presented Hudson with an embroidered, plush blanket.

The new mothers were radiant. The fathers were clearly proud of their newborn sons, if still a little amazed.


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