Newborn is child of Abby Conary and John Cole of Lewiston
Jaxson Cole entered the world at 3:57 a.m. Sunday, the first baby born at Central Maine Medical Center in 2022.
He is the son of Abby Conary and John Cole, a stay-at-home mom and a delivery worker for FedEx who live in Lewiston.
“He’s a feisty little boy and he likes to eat,” Conary said.
Jaxson, who weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 ¾ inches, is his mother’s third child and his father’s fifth. His siblings – 3-year-old Echo, 5-year-old Alice, 6-year-old John Jr. and 8-year-old Sara – were excited to meet him in person. They were “obsessed” after seeing the newborn boy over videoconferencing, Conary said.
While Jaxon was getting used to the world outside the womb – “He’s like, ‘Leave me alone,’” Conary said – the parents had been calm ever since Conary’s water broke as she was getting ready for bed on New Year’s Day.
“I was cool and collected the whole labor for her. As soon as Jaxson’s out, I know the whole routine,” said Cole, describing the difference from the birth of his eldest daughter. “My first child, I almost passed out. So definitely a growing experience from there.”
Cole was excited to care for a young baby again and the snuggles that come with that.
“It’s a good warm feeling,” he said. “It makes you feel content with everything that’s going on around you.”