The National Baby Food Festival and Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2022 First Baby Born, Layla Perry, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Layla was born at 2:48 p.m. on that day, just a few hours after the 2022 target date and time of 11 a.m. on Thursday.
The baby born closest to that date and time is the “First Baby Born” at the National Baby Food Festival. Parents Breanna and Christopher Perry celebrate their third child with older siblings Maysea and Dawsyn. Precious Layla weighed in at 9 pounds 10 ounces when she was born.
The annual First Baby Born celebration includes gifts for the family donated from area organizations including Gerber Products, Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, Fairview Floral and Gingerly Cleaning
Pictured from back left to right is Jason Ross, Gerber Memorial Hospital chief operating officer, Dr. Lindsay Schmiedeknecht, OB physician, Amy Perks, RN, Sandy Earl, Fremont Area Chamber event coordinator, Nick Strait, chief nursing officer. From front left to right is Breanna, Layla and Christopher Perry.