The Griffith fraternal twins, Lillian (pink) and Liam (blue), were born Jan. 3, the first babies of 2018 at WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace.

The Griffith fraternal twins, Lillian (pink) and Liam (blue), were born Jan. 3, the first babies of 2018 at WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace.

Local hospitals greet New Year’s wee arrivals

Two couples and three babies

  • Friday, January 5, 2018 4:06pm
  • Life

Eliana Rose Skurnick was the first baby of the new year born at Naval Health Clinic in Oak Harbor. The baby girl was born at 6:01 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Her parents are Brett and Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Skurnick of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Thomas is currently serving in VP-69 on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

At WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace in Coupeville, Oak Harbor residents, Betsy and Thomas Griffith, were thrilled to welcome fraternal twins, the first babies of 2018 to be born at WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace in the hospital’s new wing.

Liam and Lillian arrived at 8:18 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

Arriving first, was William (Liam) Griffith at 18 inches long, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces.

Lillian Griffith was also 18 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Dr. Melissa Chinn delivered.

Thomas and Betsy Griffith with twins Lillian and Liam born Jan. 3 at WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace. Photos provided.

Thomas and Betsy Griffith with twins Lillian and Liam born Jan. 3 at WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace. Photos provided.

Eliana Rose Skurnick was the first baby of the new year born at Naval Health Clinic in Oak Harbor. The baby girl arrived Tuesday, Jan. 2. Parents are Brett and Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Skurnick of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Thomas is currently serving at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Eliana Rose Skurnick was the first baby of the new year born at Naval Health Clinic in Oak Harbor. The baby girl arrived Tuesday, Jan. 2. Parents are Brett and Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Skurnick of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Thomas is currently serving at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.