Chloe Rai Chapman gave all the other babies three days to become the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center (FBC) in 2010

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Jan 4, 2010 - 8:32:00 AM

Chloe Rai Chapman gave all the other babies three days to become the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital’s (TBH) Family Birthing Center (FBC) in 2010, but when none of them took advantage of the opportunity, Chloe made her grand entrance at 8:32 a.m. on January 4 to take the title.

Chloe is the daughter of Jessica Tipton and Tim Chapman of Port Clinton. She was a “planned delivery,” born by Cesarean section and delivered by Corey Fazio, D.O., a member of TBH’s active medical staff and on staff of Great Lakes Physicians.

            The first child for Tim and Jessica, Chloe came into the world at 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 ½ inches in length.

            “We had no idea when we arrived at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 4 that Chloe would be the first baby born at TBH in 2010,” noted Jessica, whose actual due date was Jan. 14. “Because of a car accident a few years ago when I broke my pelvis, Dr. Fazio had scheduled me for a C-section quite a while ago, so we knew Jan. 4 would be the day. We just did not know that Chloe would be the New Year’s baby!”

Maternal grandparents are Joann & Ron Crowson, Marblehead, and Doug Tipton, Florida. Maternal great-grandfather is Joseph Pate, Fairborn. Paternal grandparents are Jan & Keith Cultice, Marblehead, and the late Warren Chapman. Paternal great-grandmothers are Shirley Crennan, Oak Harbor, and Grace Wilson, Marblehead.

Both parents were overjoyed at the new addition to their family. “I just cried and cried happy tears,” added Jessica. “Once she was out, she was just so real and I was so happy.” Added the proud new daddy, who observed the birth and had the opportunity to cut the umbilical cord, “All I could say was, ‘She’s here, she’s here!’”

In recognition of being the first baby born at The Bellevue Hospital in 2010, Chloe will receive a $200 savings bond from the hospital, a free infant massage class from TBH, free fitness classes for mom from TBH and instructor Mandi King, free yoga classes for mom compliments of TBH and instructor Karen Branco, and several gifts from the hospital Gift Shop.

Chloe also receives various gifts from local merchants, including Downtown Florist, Hogue’s IGA, Bassett’s Market, CVS, ACE Hardware, Dendinger’s, First National Bank, Woodard Photographic, The Bellevue Gazette, Churchill’s Gifts at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Tranzitionz Salon & Spa, and the Bellevue Fire Department.