First baby waits until second day

Jesse Butler (left) and Katie Robinson cuddle their new son, Samuel Evans Butler, whose birth on Jan. 2 made him the first baby born at Parkview Huntington Hospital in 2013. A basket of baby supplies, a gift from the hospital, is at right. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The first baby of 2013 didn't make his appearance at Parkview Huntington Hospital until the second day of the year, but that was still earlier than his parents expected.

Samuel Evans Butler arrived on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 1:39 p.m., making him Parkview Huntington's New Year's baby.

His parents, Katie Robinson and Jesse Butler, of Wabash, say Samuel arrived six days early. Robinson's due date was Jan. 8.

They came to Parkview Huntington for the delivery because the Wabash County Hospital doesn't deliver babies, Butler says.

Samuel weighed in at an even 7 pounds and joins big brother Jayson Butler, 1.