LEONARDTOWN, MD (January 3, 2023) –A nurse in the Women’s Health & Family Birthing Center at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital has a new favorite number for 2023—one.  

Jamie Peabody gave birth to the first baby of the New Year, a daughter, at 1:01 a.m. on Jan. 1. The first child of Jamie and Jordan Gimler of Welcome, Maryland, Aspen weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 and ¾ inches long.  

New parents Jamie Peabody and Jordan Gimler pose for a New Year’s Day photo with the doctors and nurses who delivered their daughter, Aspen, at 1:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023.

Jamie began working in the birthing center last July and said she was not nervous when she checked in to be induced on Friday, Dec. 30. Jordan, a steamfitter, and Jamie were in labor for approximately 32 hours waiting for baby Aspen to arrive.  

Jamie says she has always wanted to work with babies and was excited to deliver her first child surrounded by her work family.

“All of the nurses were amazing,” said Jamie. “Everyone has been so sweet.”

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...

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