Tammy Torrey and Kevin McDonald of Bernard are the proud parents of the 2013 New Year’s Baby at Mount Desert Island Hospital. Their daughter, Brooke Wilder McDonald, was born on Jan. 11, 2013.
In celebration of the arrival of the first baby of the year, mother and child were presented with a collection of gifts donated from area residents and businesses including handmade items, gift certificates, clothing, diapers, toys, blankets and more. “We never expected so many wonderful gifts and we are very appreciative of the community’s generosity,” Tammy Torrey said.
Brooke was six pounds, nine ounces and 20.5 inches long. She has a four year old brother, Marshall, and a 15 year old sister, Dakota.
Torrey said she is also appreciative of all of the support she received from the Obstetrics nursing team at MDI Hospital and her physician Mary Dudzik, MD.
New Year’s Baby donors include: A & B Naturals, Acadia Shops, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Cindy Cram, Christmas Spirit Shop, Michelle Daly, Fiore, The First, Hatched On MDI, House Wine, Rose Iuro-Damon, Jesup Memorial Library, Jordan’s Restaurant, MDI Hospital Auxiliary
Machias Savings Bank, K.A. McDonald Picture Framing, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Raising Readers, The Screenprintery, Sherman’s Bookstore, Spruce & Gussy, Stitches From The Heart, Stone Soup, Noella Voisine, and West End Drug Co.