January

2015 brings New Year, new baby

2015 brings New Year, new baby

Media Contact: Dustin Barnes at 601-984-1970 or dlbarnes@umc.edu.

Published in News Stories on January 05, 2015

When expectant mother and current UMMC resident Dr. Jasmine Kency was experiencing some discomfort on New Year’s Eve, she went to have a manicure and pedicure to relax.

But, she said, the nagging pain in her back prompted her to call her husband, Dr. Fred Earl Kency Jr., and go to the hospital to make sure everything was OK.

“I told you the manicure was worth it,” she joked with her husband the next morning as she held her newborn son, Fred Earl Kency III or “Trey,” while surrounded by local media cameras. 

The couple, their child, and her manicure were all featured on local TV for a story about the first baby of the New Year at UMMC and one of the first 2015 newborns in the state.

Baby Trey Kency
Baby Trey Kency

Coming into the world at 12:31 a.m. on New Year’s Day, little Trey weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 18.5 in. in length.

The arrival of the couple’s first child wasn’t expected for a few more weeks, said Dr. Jasmine Kency.

“We were probably close to four weeks early, so he was definitely a surprise,” she said.

However, his father guessed something like this would happen. “He’s just like his Dad,” said Dr. Fred Earl Kency Jr. “He likes the spotlight and making a grand entrance.”