First baby in ’13

By Catherine Holaday January 11, 2013 09:30 pm

Chloe Elizabeth Haskins was born Jan. 3, 2013, in Gold Beach to Tiffany and Derek Haskins of Brookings. The Pilot/Submitted photo

Chloe Elizabeth Haskins was the first baby born in 2013 — on Jan. 3 — at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach to Derek and Tiffany Haskins of Brookings. 

The Haskins arrived at Curry General Hospital at 9 a.m. Jan. 2. Baby Chloe was born at 10:07 a.m. Jan. 3. After the delivery, when the parents were comfortably settled in a  private room, they were given “A Special Basket, for a Special Baby.” The attached  card read “Babies are Treasures of the Heart — the first baby of 2013, Best wishes.” It was signed by the Curry General Hospital Auxiliary.


Tiffany Haskins described the basket as “ beautiful and very thoughtful.” It contained homemade items including beanies, booties, receiving blankets, powder, lotions, and many stuffed animals.

Chloe weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth. 

She joins brother James Renteria, 9, and  sisters Tabitha Renteria, 12, and Carolina Jimenez, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Tina and Dan McCurdy of Pauma Valley, Calif., and Chris and Carolyn Ragland of Palm Springs, Calif. Paternal grandparents are Victoria Haskins of Lake Oswego and Russ and Robin Riggs of Molalla.

Great-grandparents are Lucille Riggs of Oregon City, Ginny McCullough and her partner Mr. Lupe Acosta of Central Point, and Tom and Pat Long of Eugene.