By Cornelia de Bruin
Triplicate staff writer
Del Norte County's population grew by two on Mother's Day when moms Jamie Heil and Saengdeuan Inta delivered at Sutter Coast Hospital a son and a daughter, respectively.
andquot;My mom kept teasing me that I'd have the baby on Mother's Day,andquot; said Heil, whose own birthday is Mother's Day.
Her new, 9 lb. 1.5 ounce, 19 1/2 inch-long son is named Tobias Noah Meyer, and he joins big sister Isabella Jimenez.
The baby's father is Ronnie Meyer. His grandparents are Rose Daniels of Crescent City. Great-grandparents are Delmar and Barbara Lake of Puyallup, Wash.
Inta's daughter, Moonshine Diamond Hunsucker, weighed 6 lbs. 10 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches long.
She surprised her mother by arriving early.
andquot;I was expecting her on May 17,andquot; Inta said. andquot;That was my due date.andquot;
The baby's father is Klinton Hunsucker. His grandparents are Bruce Hunsucker of Hoopa, Sheri Fry of Crescent City, and Phanh and Kone Inta of Crescent City. His great-grandparent is Pat Hunsucker.
Adding to the incidence of being born on a holiday were two of the nurses. One of the labor and delivery nurses who worked Mother's Day was born on Labor Day, the other on Memorial Day.