Tobey Hospital welcomes first baby of 2019 to be born in Wareham

Jan 2, 2019

The first New Year’s baby born at Tobey Hospital in Wareham arrived at 5:03 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2 to parents Alexia Orphanides and Brett Pacheco of New Bedford.

Lucas Alexander Pacheco, who is the couple’s second child, weighed 7 pounds, .2 ounces and measured 20 inches.

The family received a $100 gift card from Target and a plush toy donated by the Auxiliary of Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary and the Tobey Hospital Guild.

The Gleason Family YMCA in Wareham also donated a gift bag to the couple, including a 1 year family membership, a baby swim class, a onesie, a t-shirt and a travel bag. 

Lucas’ father is the Head Swim Team Coach at the New Bedford YMCA, and members of the Wareham YMCA extended additional congratulations to the family in a Facebook post. 

“He just might have a future swimmer!” the post read.