Gerber Memorial welcomes first baby of 2018
FREMONT- A baby boy is the first of 2018 at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial, arriving at 9:31 p.m. on January 2, 2018.
Christian Rodriguez was born to parents Christian and Jenna Rodriguez, of Shelby.
“He was five days early. His due date was January 7th,” mother Jenna Rodriguez said.
The delivery process started at 8 a.m. that morning when her water broke and the family checked into Gerber Memorial at 1 p.m. January 2.
“Baby Rodriguez weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 ½ inches long,” father Christian Rodriguez said.
The newborn Rodriguez is the fourth child born to his mother and out of sheer coincidence, all his brothers and sisters were also delivered in the exact room at Gerber Memorial: room 12.
“We are excited that he was the first baby of the new year – we were hoping he would be,” said his mother..
“Each baby born at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial is special to us, but we’re particularly excited to welcome the first baby of 2018,” said Beth Coulier, director of clinical nursing at Gerber Memorial. “We look forward to adding many more babies to our family this year.”
The hospital also provided some special gifts to the growing family – a large basket filled with toys, books, clothing and other essential baby items.