CHICO — 2022’s first Butte County bundle of joy was born to Chicoans and proud parents Jesse and Bryah Haile at Enloe Medical Center early Saturday morning.
Riverlynn Grace Haile was born at 12:45 a.m. via cesarean section. She weighed five pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Bryah Haile said that Riverlynn Haile was due February 10, but because Bryah Haile got preccamlypsia toward the end of the pregnancy, she was induced at 34 weeks. Bryah Haile has stayed at Enloe since Christmas night with doctors and nurses carefully monitoring her. She was in labor for two days.
This is the Haile’s first baby. They always had liked the name River, and Lynn came from the name of Jesse Haile’s late aunt. Grace came from Bryah Haile’s cousin. They agreed as children to use each other’s middle names as their own children’s middle names when they got older.
Riverlynn Haile is currently in the NICU, but according to both parents, she is doing well. The Haile’s had infertility problems and tried to get pregnant for four and a half years, so Riverlynn Haile was a pleasant surprise.
“I hope she grows up to be awesome and a good, strong person,” Bryah Haile said. “As long as she stays healthy.”
The Hailes plan to have more kids, ” as long as I recover well,” Bryah Haile said.
The Haile’s are grateful for their good fortune.
“God is really good, he has blessed us,” Jesse Haile said.
The Haile’s learned the sex of their baby at eight or 12 weeks. Bryah Haile said she had the most perfect pregnancy up until the precclampsia. Bryah Haile said that their treatment at Enloe has been stellar.
“Enloe is amazing,” Bryah Haile said. “We’ve been here since Christmas night. My doctor is amazing; she came in and checked on me on her days off. We’ve had nothing but good treatment since we’ve been here.”
Jesse Haile agreed that the Enloe staff has been wonderful. “The nurses, the doctors, everyone has been amazing,” he said.