There’s a new bundle of joy at the lake for 2015. KRMS has learned the name of the first baby born in the New Year at Lake Regional hospital. O.B. tech Autumn Diffey at the family birth center has the details.
We wish baby Katie and her parents all the best in the new year.
The official release from Lake Regional:
Lake Regional Welcomes First Baby in 2015
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Kadie Fritchey, daughter of Mike Fritchey and Amber McKinnon of Iberia, is the first baby born at Lake Regional Health System in 2015. Kadie was born at 9:13 p.m. on Jan. 1. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Kadie’s paternal grandparents are Darrell and Laurie Fritchey of Brumley. Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Teresa McKinnon of Dixon. Kadie joins her two older siblings, Haven and Prezlie.
“We are very excited to welcome Kadie to our family. Her older siblings are ecstatic for us to bring her home,” Amber said. “They have already been here to hold her.”
As the New Year’s Baby, Kadie received a portable play yard donated by Lake Regional Health System.
Nearly 600 babies are born each year at Lake Regional Health System’s Family Birth Center, which also offers prenatal care classes, prepared childbirth classes for first-time parents and breast-feeding support. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com/OB.