By Emily Rice
Journal Staff Writer
Southwest Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year on Jan. 4 at 8:07 a.m.
Hannah May Stroud came in at 4 pounds and 14 ounces and was 18.25 inches long.
Hannah was delivered by Dr. Marcelyn LePique OB/GYN, FACOG via Caesarean section due to some complications.
According to Baby Center, Hannah is a name with Hebrew origins and comes in at number 134 in popularity in the United States.
Hannah was born to first-time mother and over 20-year employee of the radiology department at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Hope Stroud and her husband, Jay Stroud, who works at Durango Glass.
The couple liked the name Hannah, and called her Hannah May after Hope’s mother’s middle name.
The Strouds hope to take their new baby home on Friday.
The hospital gifted the new parents a basket of newborn essentials and a newborn photo shoot with Aspen Jade Photography.
Southwest Memorial Hospital had 134 births in 2017.
Haley Saunders, Marketing and Public Relations Director said the hospital is “looking forward to welcoming more new faces in 2018 in our new family birthing center.”