When his hungry son started fussing, new dad Guriqbal Khehra smiled and said “okay, boss” and handed him to mom Mandeep Sekhon.
“He is a precious gift from God,” she said, as her child snuggled close on the hospital bed.
The seven pound, 13-ounce boy was born at Langley Memorial Hospital on Jan. 2.
By arriving before his scheduled Jan. 7 due date, he became the first child of the New Year born in Langley.
He is also the first child for the young couple, Cloverdale residents who both work as professional drivers, and the first grandchild on the father’s side of the family.
His father and mother planned to select a name for their first child on Monday, but he already had a couple of nicknames as of Sunday.
“Boss” is one, a name his father stressed was “only for one day” and the other, that will probably stick, is “lucky.”
“This is lucky for us,” his dad said.