SOMC’s first baby of the new year


By Darian Gillette - dgillette@aimmediamidwest.com



Abrianna and Jesse Marcum welcome their baby Zayde as the first baby to be born in 2022 at SOMC.

Abrianna and Jesse Marcum welcome their baby Zayde as the first baby to be born in 2022 at SOMC.


The first baby born in the new year at SOMC, Zayde Marcum.


PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) welcomed the first baby born in the Maternity department in 2022.

Zayde Marcum was born on Jan. 2, 2022, at 2:57 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Jesse and Abrianna Marcum are the proud parents of Zayde.

“He wasn’t supposed to be due until the ninth so it was very shocking and surprising,” said Abrianna Marcum.

Marcum said she didn’t expect him to be the first baby born because he was born on the second.

“I didn’t even know I was in labor but I went in and I was eight centimeters dilated,” said Marcum.

Marcum said it was cool Zayde was the first baby born at SOMC.

“It was a pretty cool experience,” said Marcum.”He is my second baby and I am just looking forward to seeing what 22 brings.”

Abrianna and Jesse Marcum welcome their baby Zayde as the first baby to be born in 2022 at SOMC.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/01/web1_SOMCBABY-1.jpgAbrianna and Jesse Marcum welcome their baby Zayde as the first baby to be born in 2022 at SOMC.

The first baby born in the new year at SOMC, Zayde Marcum.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/01/web1_SOMCBABY2-1.jpgThe first baby born in the new year at SOMC, Zayde Marcum.

By Darian Gillette

dgillette@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Darian Gillette at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1931, or by email at dgillette@aimmediamidwest.com.

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Reach Darian Gillette at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1931, or by email at dgillette@aimmediamidwest.com.

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