JACE DOUGLAS BORCK, the first baby born at Memorial Healthcare of Owosso in 2018, entered the world at 6:20 p.m. on New Year’s Day, weighing in at seven pounds and six ounces, and measuring 19.5 inches in length. Jace was welcomed by his mother, Jasmine and her significant other, Casey Mosher, after eight hours of labor. While Jasmine reports that the Memorial Healthcare staff has been supportive and accommodating, she says she felt every part of Jace’s delivery. Jasmine noted how lucky she was to have Casey by her side throughout the experience, calling him “the biggest support I’ve had.”

  Jasmine is a graduate of Perry High School and Casey of Lincoln High School in Owosso, although the couple recently got a place together outside Shiawassee County in the Swartz Creek area. Once discharged from Memorial, Jasmine shared that Jace will sleep in a bassinet in her and Casey’s room before moving into his nursery. Jace will also be greeted by his older brother, Jaxton, who turns two years old in February.

  Jace has been a “very content baby” and immediately showed an interest in breastfeeding, says Jasmine. “He latched on in his first attempt and regularly feeds for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.” Although he was circumcised less than 30 minutes before this picture was taken, Jace’s cool demeanor is on display as he happily snuggles in his mother’s arms.

  Jace’s grandparents had all been up to see him by lunchtime on Jan. 2, and watching their reactions was especially heartwarming for Jasmine. “My mom cried, and my dad, he hasn’t held a newborn since my little brother was born about 15 years ago, and he actually held Jace. I was really surprised.”

  Jasmine notes that Jace has a strong resemblance to her first son, and to his grandfather. “If you do a side-by-side comparison of him with my older son, Jaxton, they both look exactly the same. They get that from my side of the family. They both look like my dad, so that is part of my genes coming out in them.”

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

New Year’s Day Baby was last modified: January 8th, 2018 by Karen Elford