It’s a Boy!

First Marin baby of 2013 makes an entrance at 1:38 PM

GREENBRAE, CA — A boy born to a Novato woman claimed the title of Marin’s First Baby of the Year Tuesday at Marin General Hospital.

The 7 pounds 8 ounce, 20¼-inch brunette was born 13 hours and 38 minutes after midnight—more than a week after his due date, December 21st. His mother, Gicy, named him Dreycher.

Gicy recently moved to Marin County to be closer to family. Dreycher is her first child. The new mother was thrilled that her son was the first child to be born in Marin County in 2013, saying, “It is a blessing.” 

As is the custom, the hospital prepared a special basket of goodies for the first baby, including a diaper bag, blankets, hats, supplies and a homemade quilt. The basket was made by the Baby Nook, a hospital boutique that supports the Lactation Department.

"This is a wonderful way to start the New Year," said Anne Lupus, Director of Women and Children’s Services at the hospital. "It’s always an honor to welcome a new member to a loving family—and it is especially exciting when it’s the first one of the year.”

Gicy was surrounded by family including her niece and the baby’s cousins, age 6 and 8 years who said, “He is the best baby and we love him already.”

About Marin General Hospital

Marin General Hospital, located in Greenbrae, CA, is the only full-service, acute care hospital in Marin County. It is the only source in Marin County for many important services and programs including:

  • Designated Trauma Center – experienced multidisciplinary team specializing in providing state-of-the-art trauma care 24/7
  • Labor And Delivery Services – with Obstetrician/Nurse Midwife teams available for all deliveries, and a level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Full-Service Cancer Care – a nationally recognized cancer care program with survival rates exceeding the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) rates for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers
  • Comprehensive Heart and Vascular Care – the County’s only vascular and heart surgery, plus sophisticated care for A-fib
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center – with a lifesaving door-to-treatment time of just 44 minutes, compared to the national average of 100 minutes
  • Inpatient Pediatric Program – 24/7 board-certified pediatricians available for inpatient and emergency care
  • Spine & Brain Institute – a single point of access to comprehensive spine and brain care, including emergency and elective brain and spine surgery
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center – that can treat all types of stroke on site
  • Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Services – with treatment programs tailored to meet specific patient needs

For more information or a physician referral, please visit www.maringeneral.org or call the Marin General Health Line at 1-888-99-MY-MGH (1-888-996-9644).