The mayor of Invermere is the father of the valleys New Years baby.
Parents Gerry Taft and Nozomi Ishii welcomed their firstborn child, Kelvin Arthur Taft, into the world at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Sunday, January 12th at 3:05 p.m.
Gerry and Nozomi both agreed that the name Kelvin was the right fit for their son. His middle name, Arthur, comes from Grandpa Taft.
Gerry said hes not yet sure which sports or clubs he thinks Kelvin will join, but hes sure that Nozomi wont want their son following in his political footsteps.
Hes a pretty happy baby, Gerry said. His first car ride (home from the hospital in Cranbrook) was really good he slept the whole way.
And hes been sleeping like a baby since arriving to his new home.
Some nights hes a little more active, other nights he sleeps a little more.
Kelvins parents had his bedroom ready just in time as he arrived 11 days ahead of his due date (Friday, January 23rd).
He seems really healthy and hes growing quickly.
Asked if Kelvin can expect to have siblings: Time will tell, Gerry said.Well see how this goes. Its been really cool so far.