Updated 9:43 pm
On Sunday, Jan. 2, Vineyard Haven residents Julia Keller and Theodus Crane welcomed the Island’s first baby with the birth of their daughter, Renzie Nordin Crane, according to the press release from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
Renzie was born at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital with an at-birth size of 21 inches, and weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. According to the press release, Renzie entered the world at 6:18 am. She will join her siblings, Stephen X. Crane and Stephanie T. Crane, as the third child in the family.
Theodus told the Times Renzie was his first child with Julia. Stephen and Stephanie were born during a previous relationship. Renzie was expected to be born on Dec. 23.
“We sat on pins and needles from about the 15th [of December] until we went in to have her,” he said. “Maybe this is a sign that she’ll have a flair for dramatic entrances.”
Theodus said he will be “taking lessons that I’ve learned from my experience with [Stephen and Stephanie], and hoping they’ll help us all to navigate this new experience with a little more nuance.”
Updated with words from Theodus Crane.