It’s a Baby Boy!
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 4:05pm admin
First Baby of 2019!
By Marcie Klomp ~ News Editor email@example.com
CRESCO - Dylan Matthew Cherveny is the First Baby of the Year for the Times Plain Dealer’s Contest.
He joins his parents, Meghan McKenna and Derek Cherveny at home in Cresco, along with older sister Savannah Rose Cherveny (16 months)!
Dylan was born on Jan. 3, 2019 at 8:50 a.m. at Regional Health Services of Howard County, by C-section. He weighed in at seven pounds, six ounces and was 19 inches long.
Besides the immediate family, Dylan’s extended family is happy to have him in their lives. That includes grandparents Doug and Mary Jo Cherveny of Toledo, Iowa and Shereen Ries and Brad McKenna, both of Cresco.
The couple settled on the name Dylan as a first name because it is the name of Derek’s brother who was stillborn in 1996. Matthew is also Derek’s middle name.
The couple wanted to honor Derek’s brother, but he was worried about how he would feel about the name. “I always had that other picture in my mind. That has changed now that I’ve seen Dylan.” All that’s there is love.
The engaged couple found out at the 20-week mark they were having a boy. They didn’t have a “reveal” party, like they did with Savannah, but they absolutely knew what they were going to name their son.
Meghan admitted, “It was really hard to keep that secret.” They didn’t tell anyone the name until about an hour after Dylan’s birth.
Derek said, “There was a lot less planning with this one, after telling everyone we were having a boy. Then we started compiling stuff!” With their daughter, they waited to purchase items until after they revealed they were having a girl.
Although all the grandparents were happy with the news it was a boy, Derek’s mother, Mary Jo, was the most sentimental and touched by the name.
Meghan and Derek are both amazed with their family. He explained, “We were both told we couldn’t have children. It’s a miracle.”
They said they were very pleased with the amount of caring they received at RHSHC compared with Marshalltown, where Savannah was born. “We have nothing but great things to say about this OB unit,” Derek said.
For being the first baby of the year, Dylan and family have received items from area businesses that sponsored the contest.
Those giving gift certificates or Chamber Dollars include CUSB Bank, Regional Health Services of Howard County, Plantpeddler, The County Store & Store Next Door, Sue-Z-Q’s, CIA Insurance, Dough & Joe, Cresco Heating & Ventilating, LLC and Hometown Shopko.
Those businesses that gave gifts were O’Henry’s Stitches & Prints (embroidered baby blanket), Holstrom’s Gift & Jewelry (silver spoon), Quilter’s Garden (quilt), Fareway (Huggies-40 ct.) and Times Plain Dealer (year’s subscription to TPD).
Congratulations to the new family!