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Southeast Hospital Delivers Region’s First Baby of New Year


The Henley family celebrated 2014 with the birth of their second son on New Year’s Day.

Tucker Isaiah Henley was born at Southeast Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 12:59 a.m. The region’s first baby of the New Year, Tucker weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 and three-fourths inches long.

Tucker is the second son of Leah and Adam Henley of Cape Girardeau. Also welcoming Tucker was 3-year-old big brother Chase Henley.

The birth was a special New Year’s gift for the Henley family. The boy was born two weeks early. “2014 is going to be a good year,” Tucker’s dad says. “It will be exciting to have a new baby in the house.”

The New Year’s Day baby was special for Southeast Hospital staff too. Leah is employed in Nursing Administration and grandmother Carolyn Gerecke is a nurse in Emergency Services at Southeast.

Obstetrician Heather Cugini, MD, delivered the baby in the absence of Dianne Woolard, MD, of Southeast Obstetrics/Gynecology, who was out of town.

As for Tucker’s parents’ hopes and dreams for their new son, Leah says, “We just want him to be happy and healthy.”

Southeast Hospital Delivers Region’s First Baby of New Year Leah and Adam Henley celebrate the birth of their second son, Tucker Isaiah.

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