Thursday, January 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Whitsunday’s First Baby

Meet the newest resident of the Whitsundays region - beautiful baby boy Timothée Jean Fuzier, who chose the special date of January 1 for his arrival last week.

Timothée (his name is the French version of Timothy) was the first baby born at Proserpine Hospital for 2024, arriving on Monday at 1.59pm weighing 3880 grams (8lb 5oz).

He also claims the honour of being the first baby born across the Mackay Hospital and Health Service (HHS) region which stretches from Sarina to Bowen and west to Clermont.

He is the second child of parents Hannah and Sébastien Fuzier, who decided to make the Whitsundays home eight years ago.

“I’m English and Séb is French,” Hannah said.

“We were travelling and fell in love with the place.

“It’s a really lovely community; friendly and safe, and we have a nice network of friends, so we decided this was a great place to bring up our family,” she said.

Timothée’s older brother, Léo Bastien, is three and a half and both boys were born at Proserpine Hospital.

“They were great there, so lovely, especially our midwife Ellen for this birth,” Hannah said.

“Timmy was due on January 8 so he was born a week early.

“But on the day his arrival was so quick; I had my first contraction at 12pm and he was born by 2pm.”

Hannah’s parents will travel from Yorkshire to meet their new grandson at the end of the month.

Congratulations Hannah, Seb and family, and welcome to the world baby Timothée!

Contributed with thanks to Mackay Hospital and Health Service.

The Fuzier's and their new bundle of joy. Photo: Mackay Hospital and Health Service

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