The Transylvania Times -

By Lenora Carver
Staff Writer 

Jessica Was County's First Baby In 2011


January 28, 2011

The first baby born in Transylvania County this year was Jessica Dakota Grace Fisher, who is seen here with her parents, Courtney Lewis and John Fisher. (Times photo by Lenora Carver)

Despite being born premature and having some medical problems after birth, Jessica Dakota Grace Fisher, the first baby born in Transylvania County this year, is doing just fine.

At 3:32 p.m. on Jan. 3, John Fisher, 24, and Courtney Lewis, 17, welcomed their first child into the world. She weighed 5 pounds and 12 ounces and was 18 inches long.

"I was in labor for a while. A hard labor," said Lewis. "(But) she is my little angel. My little gift. I'm so glad to have her."

Lewis was in labor for four days and was given shots twice in an attempt to stop the early contractions. Jessica wasn't du...

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