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Baby boy for Coun. Meyer

Baby Gatlin Silas.  - Contributed photo
Baby Gatlin Silas.
— image credit: Contributed photo

When White Rock Coun. Grant Meyer saw his newborn son for the first time, one thought came to mind:

“(I was) just shocked at how big he was,” Meyer said Tuesday, hours after welcoming nine-pound, 13½-ounce Gatlin Silas to the world at Peace Arch Hospital. “He’s big, he’s eating already.”

Meyer, who married his wife, Leslie, in September 2010, said Gatlin arrived by C-section 30 hours after Leslie went into labour.

“The first nurse we heard, (she said) ‘wow, big,’” Meyer chuckled, as his son slept nearby.

Meyer missed Monday night’s council meeting for the big event. Due to

his absence, a motion he made last month – regarding exploring the possibility of a rebate for taxpayers due to the recent job action – was deferred.

Meyer said his son changed his perspective on infants.

“I always was the kind of person, who, you see a baby, they all look the same,” he said.

“But when it’s yours…”

Meyer also lauded the staff and facilities in PAH’s maternity ward. “Makes me want to do more for this hospital,” he said.

– Tracy Holmes

 

 

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