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Coshocton Hospital welcomes first baby of 2014

| January 3, 2014

IMG_Andrew_James_Maroni_1.2.14COSHOCTON – The Maroni family expected their third child’s birth to follow the early deliver pattern of his older two siblings, and predicted a Christmas delivery. Andrew James Maroni had other ideas and made his arrival at 8:59 a.m. on New Year’s Day as the first baby of the year at Coshocton Hospital, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long. He is the third child of parents Russell and Jennifer Maroni.

The family moved to Coshocton in 2013 when Russell joined Coshocton Hospital as the manager of patient access. They wanted to move from Canal Fulton to a smaller community to raise their family in a rural setting similar to where they had been raised. Jennifer is a homemaker.

Having delivered her first two children in large Akron hospitals, Jennifer was pleasantly surprised by her experience with the delivery at a community hospital.

“It was the best birthing experience we have had with any of our children,” Jennifer said. “The staff was willing to go above and beyond to make the delivery special and we were able to stay in the same room the whole time. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

When asked how their son and daughter felt about the new addition, Jennifer described an ecstatic 3-year-old Marie who can’t wait for “her baby” to come home. As for their 2-year-old son, Russell III, his dad noted he wasn’t all that excited about having a baby brother. “If she had given birth to a dinosaur, it would be different” Russell said, “Then he’d be really thrilled!”

Coshocton Hospital welcomed Andrew James with a basket of gifts that included diapers, a baby seat, receiving blankets, toys and other newborn baby items.

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