By CHRYSTAL SAVAGE • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
COOPERSTOWN – Otsego County has welcomed the area’s first baby of the new year.
‘Allan Cotton, son of Mallory Diederichs and Scott Cotton of Dolgeville, was born – a week early – at 9:31 a.m. New Year’s Day at Bassett Hospital.
Allan weighs 9 pounds, 3 ounces and is 22 inches long.
Allan has four siblings: Michael, 12, and Karman, 3, at home and two older siblings, Zachary in Missouri, and Michaela in North Carolina.
“I already know it’s going to be a great year because of his arrival and his brothers and sisters are very excited,” Diederichs said. “It’s all been about family time during this pandemic; all is good.”
In 2020, 997 babies were born at the Bassett Birthing Center. The center congratulates Diederichs and Cotton on the arrival of their New Year’s Day baby boy.