Corey Bolton, left, and Sheena Morris, enjoy a few moments with their precious new daughter at Mills Memorial Hospital. The couple hopes to take their girl home tomorrow.

Terrace welcomes 2018’s New Year’s Baby

Her parents’ first child, New Year’s Baby Chloe Ivy Annette Bolton was born at 6:45 a.m. Jan. 2

Smiles and baby cooing and crying lit up the maternity ward at Mills Memorial Hospital early Jan. 2, with the first Terrace baby of the new year.

A little eight-pound girl, Chloe Ivy Annette Bolton was born at 6:45 a.m. to mom Sheena Morris and dad Corey Bolton who live in Terrace.

Sheena was soft-spoken and tired the next day, Jan. 3, but her voice conveyed a warm glow as she talked about her new baby.

“She looks like her dad,” said Morris, cooing to her little girl as she talked on the phone.

Little Chloe was in the running to be born New Year’s Day as Morris was admitted to the hospital in the early afternoon Jan. 1.

But by midnight, Morris was just nine centimetres dilated, and it wasn’t until 6:45 a.m. the next morning that little Chloe was born.

“She’s actually a miracle baby,” said Morris with quiet awe, noting she lost her first baby to a miscarriage. “I only have one tube… my first pregnancy was an ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) and they had to take my tube out. I was told by the doctors I wasn’t allowed to have babies after I lost my tube,” she said.

But Chloe was born successfully and is the first baby of her parents, both in their 20s, who met in 2015.

Sheena is Wet’suwet’en from Morristown, while Corey is Tsimshian from Kitsumkalum, and they named their little girl after family members.

“Chloe is my mom’s and dad’s names put together,” explained Morris. “Claudia and Joey equals Chloe.”

Annette honours Chloe’s great grandma, Annette Bolton, Morris added, noting that she likes the name Ivy so she throw that in too.

While Chloe was the first baby in Terrace, the New Year’s Baby for B.C. was born nine seconds after midnight on Jan. 1 in Surrey.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

School District 82’s first week of in-person class is in the books

First classes held since schools closed March 17 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Skeena Valley Farmers Market looks to reopen

Market switched to online format earlier this year in response to pandemic

Two per cent hotel tax coming to Terrace and Thornhill

Tax comes into effect on Sept. 1, will support Kermodei Tourism

‘Busier than we’ve ever seen’: Mountain biking around Terrace jumps

Terrace Off Road Cycling Association opened new trails on June 2

VIDEO: B.C. dentist gets grand welcome home after two months in hospital fighting COVID-19

Michael Chow was given a surprise send off by hospital staff and ‘welcome home’ from neighbours

Facing changes together: your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Most Read