Women's & Children's Hospital Welcomes First Baby Of 2016

Isaac P. Lagneaux, center, spends quality time with his mother, Theresa Lagneaux, right, and father, Dustin, Lagneaux, left, hours after becoming the first baby born at Women’s & Children’s Hospital in 2016.

LAFAYETTE, LA – Isaac Paul Lagneaux made his debut at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 1, becoming the first baby to be born at Women’s & Children’s Hospital in 2016.

         Isaac weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and is 19 ½ inches long. He is the son of Destin Lagneaux, 26, and his wife, Theresa Lagneaux, 27, of Lafayette and is the great-grandson of the late founders of Lagneaux’s King of Seafood Restaurant & Meat Market.

         “Everything was perfect,” Theresa said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better experience."

         Isaac spent most of the afternoon on Jan. 1 relaxing and enjoying bonding time with his parents in their room at Women’s & Children’s Hospital. His journey began just over 12 hours earlier. Dustin and Theresa were home enjoying a crawfish dinner with friends for New Year’s Eve when Theresa began experiencing contractions.

         “An hour later, we headed to the hospital,” said Theresa, who noted she was due to deliver Isaac on Dec. 27 but had him five days later on Jan. 1. Her older sister was due to deliver her second child on Jan. 10 but delivered her son on Dec. 23.

         “I guess you just never know,” Theresa added with a smile.

         Asked as first-time parents if they had any special wishes Isaac’s future, Dustin and Theresa said they will let him decide when the time is right.

         “We have the nursery ready at home. He’s good to go,” Theresa said. “For now, the goal is to rest and just get past today.”

         Founded in 1983, Women’s & Children’s Hospital providing specialized healthcare services for women and children. Women’s & Children’s Hospital is one of the largest birthing hospitals in the state with an array of women’s services including the Cancer & Infusion Center, robotic surgery, digital mammography, breast-dedicated MRI, fertility, lactation support and urogynecology. The facility includes the kids E.R. – a Pediatric Emergency Department staffed 24/7 by Board-Certified Pediatricians, Acadiana’s only Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a women and children-dedicated Sleep Center and various pediatric subspecialties.



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