LANCASTER — While Antelope Valley residents were busy greeting the New Year with family and friends, Millissa Metaline Jeigh Jackson was greeting the world with her first cries of life at Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH).
Thousands are born annually at AVH, and the cycle begins anew each January with the celebration of the first birth of the year.
This year that honor goes to Millissa, who was born in the AVH Women and Infants Pavilion at 12:27 a.m. via Caesarean section on January 1, 2015. She weighs 7 pounds, 12 ounces, measures 20 inches in length, and was delivered by attending obstetrician, Dr. Adam D. Carlton.
Millissa is the first child born to Nicole and James Wayne Jackson from Lancaster and the third child born to Nicole.
“We were very happy to meet her,” new mom Nicole said. “My due date was January 10 but Millissa didn’t want to wait. Her arrival makes New Year’s Day extra special.”
Tens of thousands of the Antelope Valley’s residents have been brought into the world at AVH since its doors opened in 1955. In fact, more than 5,000 newborns were delivered at AVH’s Women and Infants Pavilion in the past 12 months alone.
As the community’s first baby of 2015, Millissa and her parents were given a large gift basket from AVH that included a variety of baby items, such as an infant car seat, baby blankets, baby clothes, baby shoes, supplies, crib accessories and stuffed animals.
“We are happy to help welcome Millissa into the world and we wish her a life filled with good health and happiness,” said Dennis Knox, AVH chief executive officer. “Delivering babies and providing high-quality maternity care has long been one of our top priorities and we are delighted to share in this special occasion with Millissa and her family.”
The Women and Infants Pavilion, AVH’s maternity care facility, houses a complete array of obstetrical and newborn services. It features 39 private “Couplet Care” rooms that are furnished with beds and bassinets so that the mother and baby can stay in the same room until they go home. The facility is also home to a level 3b community neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) equipped with 20 private rooms to care for newborns with special needs, and three technologically-advanced surgery suites.
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59 comments for "AV Hospital welcomes its first baby born in 2015"
stupid people says
WOW Ashley you must be a very lonely and board person to be commenting on this article as you do, to bad most of your facts you have stated are all wrong… First let me tell you and anybody else this is my daughter and my granddaughter that you are all posting terrible hurtful comments about….Let me set several things straight for you all since your sooooo worried about our business I don’t want you all to have the wrong facts. First of all my daughter is not a turnip she graduated with a 4.0, straight A’s from high school and yes she does have two other children and they are not with different baby daddy’s they are with the same man they were together for 10years before they split up and she has never been on welfare, you say you looked this info up well maybe if you used her correct last name you would have found this out….Who looks like a turnip now (Ashley) …
Well I will let you all think about that info for a little while I will correct some more of you miss conception’s in a little while
I am not a lonely person I am a person who speaks the truth.
And you look like the turnip because you have the grammar of a 2nd grader and can not even seem to use the correct word in the correct context.
So with a mother like yourself I doubt that she graduated with a 4.0 GPA, nice try though :-)
You provided my point exactly and I am sure half of the other “facts” you stated are all lies to make you feel better. It’s not hard to find out info now a days and the information I have found out and stated is accurate.
I hope you feel better knowing that you tried to change the perception of your daughter and this situation but sadly it hasn’t.
Your daughter and the “father” are what they are and I believe and “turnip” could see that except for you or people like you who are blinded by their own bs!
You should have done a better job as a mother, (although I am sure you feel you did a great job, the best you could) just wasn’t good enough I suopose.
No need to respond to this post any longer with your lies and failed attempts to make you feel better.
For it is far better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and leave no doubt.
Nancy P says
And, Ashley should know.
Yes I do know because morons like you prove my point everyday!
Please Ashley, stay silent! You’re proving yourself the fool. It’s always the one that says they’re speaking the truth that have no idea what the truth is. You’re deceiving yourself Ashley.
It seems as though you are deceiving yourself as I am silent I do not speak as I type, what you choose to read and hear in your head is your choice. So if you would rather not know what I have to say stop reading and than I will be silent.
Ashley, you are an awful, seemingly bitter individual ! What’s your problem? Stop trying to be a “junior investigator” . Stop being so insulting.
If the truth is insulting then live another truth, I understand that the truth hurts. I can tell that people on here are hurt by the truth but I speak the truth no matter what the cost. People need to learn to handle the truth and to stop living with their lies.
stupid people says
Ashley just wondering do you know my daughter and James personally do you know my family ???
oh my gosh I have tears in my eyes right now all I can say is thank u bomb u r a true women in and out and I love kids too u kno that. thanks for the stand up on his behalf and that pretty little baby girl nothing but love
I really dont give a [removed] about any of these people anymore. But I love kids. They are innocent. Its sad I would hope she never sees this. its really sad. And if that was my daughter I would get a *civil attorney* for this matter. And sue whoever is responsable for this website. This is not a social network it is a news broadcasting for local official information. seeing on how jimmy has a pending high profile case that is going to trial. just about Everything on here is *published
*unprivileged, these are all a must for a defamation, libel, and slander case. And this webiste is by no means excluded from and civil laws. Cuz Nobody can pick a fair jury like this. Its disgusting.
And if anyone has [removed] to say and u know who I am. Im not hard to find. Come handle ur [removed] business.
Wow if anyone had a reason to be bitter about any of this. I think it would be me. And im not there is a little girl involved. Even if she was mixed. Shes a little girl. Even if her dad is in jail. Shes a little girl. Its not her fault. Jimmy might be in trouble but he comes from a family of doctors and lawyers and I doubt the county office will have much to do with it. [removed] need to grow up. And next time u see Jimmy let him know. All this coward [removed] commenting is lame kid [removed]. Say it to his face. Nicole this should be just another reason for u to get ur kids together and if Jimmy gets out. Just go. Take him abd go. It will never work here. I know. I tried. for years and years. Get him outta here.
You stated that he comes from a family of doctors and lawyers? Well I have seen and read some of the comments people on here have made stating that they are his family such as his sister and his mother and they can barely spell let alone form a sentence. Also no doctor or lawyer that is worth their slat would be posting letters such as r instead of typing out the full word. Any educated person that took time to attend and pass law school or medical school would value their reputation more than that. Check your facts because you are making yourself sound as intelligent as you are and at this point I can’t tell you apart from a rock.
You obviously have nothing better to do than sit at your computer and judge some one u dont know. And make derogatory comments on an article that was posted about the birth of his daughter. Really?? EWWW GET A LIFE. u think ur better then everyone or what?
The same can be said about you as it seems you have plenty of time to comment.
Better than everyone? No
Better than you? Most definitely
I graduated with honors [removed].
You make that very apparent. I’m sure you did!
Some people are straight ignorant! how disrespectful…How can you sit there and talk sh*t on a post that has something to do with a baby being born!!!! who gives a sh*t who the father is or the mother! its about a baby! While you sit up there on your high horse thinking your better than anyone we all see how pathetic you are!!! who are you to judge anyone? GO FALL IN A HOLE AND DIE BI*CH!!!
We can tell how ignorant you are by the way that you address people and use profanity.
And as I previously stated (I am not sure if you can’t read or can’t comprehend) but I stated that I did not think I am better than everyone just the person I replied to and you yes I am better than you.
Ashley ,you definitely have a problem ,why don’t you put a little positive in your life, everything that comes out of your mouth is negative.You must be a very miserable person,I really have empathy for you.
And Twitch….very well put honey, xoxo :-)
One more thing Ashley…..she is NOT ignorant at all
So watch it.
Nancy P says
Some of the comments on this thread should really qualify for the “Posting Monitor” to remove them. Why is this publication allowing such hurtful things to stay on this page for everyone to see?
I agree. These disgusting comments should have been taken down days ago. It’s terrible how an article celebrating a new arrival can stir up so much hatred. Who cares what the dad did? I certainly don’t. And to trash the mother is just completely out of line. Leave it to the good citizens of the AV to stir up trouble where there is none.
I only hope that precious Mellissa won’t have to grow up being called a b%tch and other derogatory names that flow so freely out of other peoples mouths. Twitch, this is directed also toward you. This little one will need Divine protection.
just saying says
officer please ask your tweeker sister about y she never said who the dad was till after the baby was born ieny menie Minie MOE lmao
love it says
here I am once again wasting time with comments from people that don’t kno the real story so I will put it in the simplist way and with the kindest words that the lord our God can give me. First as far as the baby boy just cause u give a child the last name of a man does nit mean it is his ask the mom what she knows about John house being the dad. U want to say it’s Jackson get a DNA test. John Jimmy and who else? Oh and yes as far as the name it was his great grandma’s so y is that in question. I send my blessings to all of little faith. if nothing good to say probably better to keep it to yourself and this child and Jimmy will be together no system will be paying for my family. peace and god love be with u all
Where’s a pic of the proud papa? Oops, my bad. He’s been locked up since Aug. Here he is in all his glory https://theavtimes.com/2014/08/29/white-supremacist-gang-member-arrested-victims-sought/
it’s so funny that someone has nothing better to do but talk [removed]. U must be a very lonely person. I kno this will probably just get u to make another dumb comment but I just pray u find a heart and stick to managing your own life not ours. We r all very proud of our baby girl my son included and no matter what my son is a loving kind man. He will be home soon enough. So have a great new year our family and friends r. The lord says do not judge for u to will be judged. Kind of scary for u being so judgemental. just saying
This is really disturbing and kind of embarrassing.
Also, she doesn’t really look like she’s 100% caucasian nor does the baby, so I’m confused by this white supremacist thing.
The “papa\dad” doesn’t look 100% Caucasian either. JS.
Also, he is still in custody, on $400,000 bail. Booking No.: 4077966 Last Name: JACKSON First Name: JAMES Middle Name: WAYNE …… He will remain in custody, at least, until 2/4/15, when he goes to his next hearing.
I pray that he stays in jail much longer than 2/4/15. He doesn’t deserve to be out and in society. He has no disregard for others so he should be locked up like that animal he is and not have ant regard to him either.
OMG!! LMAO!! THATS SOME FUNNY [removed] STRAGHT BURN HAHAHA
Lancaster commuter says
That is some funny. I bet the guy has 6 other kids. This is typical trailer trash, Next stop is the EBT line to get a increase on credit for the new born.
Congrats hard working tax payers.
Ha ha ha that was so funny I was wondering where the “father” is. Once it reported that she had 2 prior children mad me think that she must have multiple “baby daddies” what scum. And man does she know how to pick them. The pure idiocracy of the spelling of Millissa is enough to know this mother isn’t smarter than a turnip.
This poor child will grow up on welfare and visiting her “dad” in state prison until her mom finds another sucker to knock her and the she will move on talking about how he is a dead beat that doesn’t take care of his kids. This is such a shame.
non of your business says
And you’re just a miserable [removed] that has nothing better to do but talk [removed] . Its funny cause this baby isnt going to be raised on welfare , she will have the most loving family out there and the only reason you’re talking [removed] is because mommy and daddy probably didnt love you the right way. You should feel ashamed for talking [removed] about a little baby. Shows real well how your charcter is you miserable [removed].
If you can read and comprehend what I wrote I never once said anything about the child. I said that I feel bad for her because of who her parents are. I am happy that the family feels like they have enough love for her.
I am not a miserable person but a realistic one who grew up in a two parent home which is something that this little girl will not have because her “father” I use that term loosely has chosen his “thug life” over being a parent.
He knew back when he was arrested and out committing crimes that he was expecting a child and he should have prioritized his child above all else and he didn’t.
This mother also is on welfare as a matter of fact so thank you for your lies a simple search of records verified that.
So I hope that you are able to educate yourself and not lower yourself to profanities as that is what the child will also grow and know if you happen to be a part of her family.
I will pray for this child and I hope she gets the life that she deserves not the one that she has been subjected to because of ill educated and ill informed parents.
Why dont u take all ur comments about this little girls parents somewhere else. Or just keep them to yourself. Why right here. U feel good about yourself. U said what u said. Now shut the [removed]. Nobody cares. Nothing that hasnt been said before.
bOMB apparently you do especially since you are commenting on comments that aren’t even directed towards you. And you graduated with Honor’s I highly doubt that as you don’t seem to be able to form a proper sentence or use punctuation.
Congratulations! I wish you nothing but joy and happiness.
I’m not a fan of AV Times printing this though…
Millissa is the first child born to Nicole and James Wayne Jackson from Lancaster and the third child born to Nicole.
What does that have to do with beautiful baby New Year?
Sheesh, give this young lady some privacy. That, AV Times was none of your business, rude and tasteless.
just the facts says
Oh please! The mother could have said “no” to all the free publicity, but she didn’t. She’s opened herself up to the link posted above showing her baby’s daddy’s criminal behavior. Great, now we can continue supporting him in prison and all mama and baby’s needs for the next 50-75yrs! What a country! No offense…but Metaline??
I wondered about the name as well. No idea why they picked it but I did find out via Google that it is a name of a city in Washington.
The link above someone mentions their gang name as metal minds in the comment section. Naming the daughter after daddy’s gang so it seems.
@ just the facts – I couldn’t agree more, if you put yourself out there then you’ve open the door to scrutiny.
How sad that everyone has totally disreguarded Jackson’s first born son I am sure good ol nutt will do the same with this baby as he did with my sister’s son Brayden. Brayden Taylor Jackson. Nothing. Nothing at all he is a waste of life.
“Men” I use that term loosely will often do that to off set their responsibility.
Instead of taking accountability for their actions they will use any tactic so they don’t have to “man” up and take care of their child.
Nicole is ignorant and stupid to get involved with a man that doesn’t take care of his children from past relationships because they will do the same to you and your child with time.
She has multiple children with multiple men however so she plays that same game, let me meet someone and have a child to solidify our relationship.
Since Mr. Jackson was in jail his name is not on the birth certificate so she will not be able to collect child support unless he is willing to take a DNA test which I doubt he will as I am sure he will eventually claim that this child I snot his either. It really means little as you can’t get blood from a turnip you surely can’t get money from any unemployed con.
The list charges Mr. Jackson has against him though indicates he will never be free again, which I hope he is never freed and if he is I am sure that he will offend again. His child will grow up fatherless.
As for your nephew Brayden I am sure he is a fine young man that your sister is raising well and is much better off without this scum of a “father” in his life.
Many blessings to you, your nephew and your sister.
Go jump off a bridge cause you are flapping your [removed] with out knowing anything. Everything you just said is about 90% [removed] . so keep your judgmental [removed] fingers from typing on this thread again because you know rumors not facts. This is about a baby, you and many others made this about negative [removed] that doesn’t even need to be brought up. Now shut the [removed] and sit your [removed] down cause I’m pretty sure nobody cares what you have to [removed]say. Point blank period.
Obviously you care because you took the time to respond to this thread.
You show your ugliness and lack of intelligence by the way you use slander and profanity to get your point across. Which doesn’t work because no one listens to ignorance instead people listen to fact and reason.
Maybe you should jump off a bridge as you suggested because you obviously contribute nothing to society except ignorance, you must be a typical taker and not contribute in any way.
And just so you know I am sitting down (if you didn’t know most people do when they type) that is just more proof of your ignorance and lack of intelligence.
And I wasn’t speaking to you I was speaking to the aunt of the little boy who is being denied because this “man” isn’t half the man that he thinks he is and he runs like a coward instead of standing up and taking responsibility for his actions.
FYI: People only get angry and irate when there is truth about what is being sad. That is why people stoop to the level you have.
Congratulations to brother James Jackson! And Nicole! She is absolutely beautiful! I’m so happy for ur little family! It’s what it’s all about! Welcome to the world Millissa! U are extremely loved by many! ❤️
my granddaughter is a new years baby how exciting is that. Congratulations to my son James Jackson and Nicole. We r so blessed.
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