By Correne Martin
A darling baby boy weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 21 inches, was the 2017 New Year’s baby at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.
Born on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 9:21 p.m., Malachi Gilbert Shaw is the fourth child for Douglas and Elizabeth Shaw, of Mt. Sterling. He is the grandson of Jon and Stacy Petersheim, Rising Sun; Tina and Ken Kirschbaum, Lancaster; and Kurt and Denita Shaw, Arizona.
The joyful couple shared a few moments with their sweet new arrival early Wednesday afternoon, before siblings Kolten, 4, Kylee, 2, and Micah, 1, came to greet their little brother. Malachi was delivered naturally one week before his due date, under the care of Crossing Rivers’ Family Nurse Practitioner/Midwife Terri Payne.
“We almost didn’t make it to the hospital,” Elizabeth said, noting that her newborn came quickly. “We weren’t expecting him just yet.”