Grundy County’s First Baby of the New Year Arrives on January 1
January 2, 2017, MORRIS, IL – Grundy County’s first baby of the new year arrived at Morris Hospital on January 1, 2017, at 4:01 a.m. Baby CaroleLynn Marie Transou is the daughter of Hailey Transou of Dwight.
Delivered by Obstetrician/Gynecologist Leticia Setrini-Best, M.D., CaroleLynn weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 18″ inches at birth. She is named after her great grandmother, the late Carole Transou, a long time nurse at Morris Hospital who passed away in 2011.
Jennifer Standley, the baby’s grandmother, described the arrival of CaroleLynn as a blessing and pure joy, noting that her daughter Hailey went into labor on New Year’s Eve, five years to the day that Hailey’s grandmother, Carole, was laid to rest. Hailey’s due date was January 10.
“Being here (Morris Hospital) is also special because this was my mom’s home,” said Standley.
Baby CaroleLynn is the granddaughter of Jennifer and Greg Standley, Dwight, and Fred and Julie Rositch, Joliet. She is the great-granddaughter of Jay and the late Carole Transou, Verona, and Peggy and the late Fred Rositch, Murphysboro, Ill.
As Grundy County’s first baby of 2017, CaroleLynn was showered with gifts from Grundy County Chamber of Commerce members, including books from the Coal City Public Library, a picture frame from Apple Butter, a night light from Grundy Community Hospice, a baby swaddle and gifts for mom from Jakins & Such Pretties, a picture frame from New Beginnings, bibs, a piggy bank and eating set from Centru Bank, a candle for mom from Betty’s, a 30 day membership from Peak Fitness, a photo session from Dutch Girl Photography, a one night stay from Holiday Inn Express, a three-month membership from Morris Community YMCA, a 13-week subscription from the Morris Herald News, a certified birth certificate from the Grundy County Clerk & Recorder, a one night stay from Quality Inn, a gift certificate from the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce, a onesie from Streator Onized Credit Union, and gift baskets from the United Way of Grundy County and Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.