TMC welcomes its first baby of the new year
Thomasville welcomed its first baby — and newest pilot-in-training — of 2013 at 11:01 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Robert Marshall Still, the New Year's baby, was born to Fairgrove residents Robert and Erin Still at Thomasville Medical Center. The baby boy weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.
TMC was unusually quiet to ring in the New Year, with no children born Jan. 1. According to the child's father, his son's cries were the only ones ringing through the hospital.
"When (Erin) was in labor, they told us we were the only ones here all day yesterday," Robert Still said smiling. "They've been overrun with babies today."
Robert and Erin Still were joined at the hospital by Dale Still, Nancetta Brinson, the Rev. Barney Law and Dora Law, the child's paternal and maternal grandparents, who discussed the younger Robert's possible future in the family business. Robert Still owns and operates Southern Aero, LLC, a company which specializes in the repair and restoration of vintage aircraft.
Brinson beamed over the prospects of the little one having the opportunity to forge his own route, while also admitting the child is likely to "follow in Daddy's footsteps" when he gets older.
"We all want this one to grow up and live his own, individual life," Nan Brinson said. "Robert has been aviation enthusiast and runs the family business to restore airplanes. He's hoping he's raising a little aviator. I just want him to be happy."
The proud father is intent on creating opportunities for his firstborn, reveling in the task of seeing to the safety of his wife and infant.
"It's great," Robert Still said of being a first-time dad. "This morning, running around in 500 directions, trying to remember what I'm doing. All of us are real happy."
Staff Writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 888-3575, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.