clear
Monday December 18th, 2017 5:20PM

First baby of 2017 heads home

By Marc Eggers Anchor / Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Isaac Ruiz will forever carry with him the title of "First Baby of 2017" at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
 
Little Isaac - all 6 pounds and 14 ounces of him - was born just 27-minutes into the new year according to NGMC Mother-Baby charge nurse Meredith Ivey.
 
"He is joining a family with two older brothers and one older sister," Ivey said Monday afternoon of the 20-inch long infant who had just left the hospital for the short ride to his new Gainesville home.
 
"His parents were very surprised to get them," Ivey said of the gifts customarily given to the first baby born each year. "They did not realize that we did that."
 
Isaac was given a new car seat, a Pack-N-play, a gift basket, gift certificates, blankets, books and "a silver spoon from one of the jewelry stores here in town," Ivey said, "and a gift certificate for some shoes from Sauls."  
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
State school boss describes Georgia education system as good example to other states
Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods told the audience, “A lot of other states are looking at what we are doing. People are starting to really take notice of what we are doing in Georgia.”
10:05PM ( 7 hours ago )
GSP says Maysville man died in Tuesday wreck on I-85
The Georgia State Patrol has released the identity of the man who died in Tuesday afternoon’s fatal two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 85 in Banks County.
7:40PM ( 10 hours ago )
The Latest: Rainfall is new continental US record for 1 spot
Harvey has gained a bit of strength but stayed a tropical storm. Its winds increased from 45 to 50 mph
5:25PM ( 12 hours ago )
Local/State News
State school boss describes Georgia education system as good example to other states
Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods told the audience, “A lot of other states are looking at what we are doing. People are starting to really take notice of what we are doing in Georgia.”
10:05PM ( 7 hours ago )
GSP says Maysville man died in Tuesday wreck on I-85
The Georgia State Patrol has released the identity of the man who died in Tuesday afternoon’s fatal two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 85 in Banks County.
7:40PM ( 10 hours ago )
The Latest: Rainfall is new continental US record for 1 spot
Harvey has gained a bit of strength but stayed a tropical storm. Its winds increased from 45 to 50 mph
5:25PM ( 12 hours ago )
Houston to open more mega-shelters to house flooded families
Houston mayor: City will open two to three more mega-shelters to house flooded families
5:13PM ( 12 hours ago )
Hall schools: no issues during eclipse day
As the total solar eclipse came across North Georgia last week, the Hall County School System spend much of the day trying to educate students about the rare event and dealing with high absenteeism as many parents tried to view it with their children.
3:30PM ( 14 hours ago )