New Year, New Baby


The first baby of the new year born at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital waited a day to meet his fisherman father, who was at sea for the start of the commercial crab season — but the new mother had plenty of family support to help her through.

Fynnley Lee Lynch was born Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10:31 p.m. to Maegan Jones and Zackery Lynch, of Siletz. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. He was delivered at the hospital’s Family Birthing Center by Michael Cheek, MD.

Upon his return to port the next day, Zack headed to Lincoln City to meet his son and to join in the hospital’s traditional New Year Baby celebration, which includes a special meal for the new parents and presents for the baby. This is the first child for the couple.

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