Colac’s first 2012 baby kept parents waiting

STONYFORD’S Jarahkai Turley-Kercheval is Colac district’s first baby of the new year, born at Colac Hospital.

Mum Kristen Turley said Jarahkai was two weeks overdue.

“We had planned to have a homebirth, but because he was so overdue we had to come to hospital,” she said.

Baby Jarahkai Turley-Kercheval in his brother Indi’s arms. They are pictured with parents Holly Kercheval, left, and Kristen Turley.

“We had a feeling he was waiting to be a new year’s baby.”

Jarahkai was born on Monday at 10.16pm, weighing in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces, or 4.3 kilograms.

He is a brother to nine-year-old Indi Turley-Kercheval.

“He’s the best”, Indi said.

Ms Turley said she and partner Holly Kerchevel were “overjoyed to finally have him here”.

One Response to “Colac’s first 2012 baby kept parents waiting”

  1. Mish

    Congratulations to a beautiful family. I’m sure little Jarahkai will bring much happiness to your lives 🙂