Every January, special recognition is given to the first baby born at Margaret Mary Health in the new year. Thanks to H&R Block, the last baby of 2017 also received attention and giveaways. Born at 8:38 a.m. on Dec. 29, Elijah Wayne Cox was the last baby born at Margaret Mary in 2017 to parents Ashley Johnson and Matthew Cox, of Shelbyville. Delivered by Jeff Hatcher, MD, he weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. For being the last baby of 2017, H&R Block gave Elijah a basket full of goodies. He was welcomed home by big brothers, Brycen, 6, and Colton, 20 months.
Arriving at 7:47 a.m. on Jan. 2, Presley Wayne Speer became the first baby born at Margaret Mary in 2018. Delivered by Thomas Brown, MD, his parents are Jeffery and Chelsea Speer of Greensburg. He weighed 9 lbs., .6 oz. and was 20 inches long. For being the first baby of 2018, Margaret Mary presented Presley with a Babies “R” Us gift card. He was welcomed home by big brother, Cooper, 2.