First Baby of 2007 at Union General Hospital

First Baby of 2007 born at Union General Hospital in Blairsville, Georgia

Liam Keener Jones is the first baby born at Union General Hospital in 2007. His proud parents are Chad and Emilie Jones of Culberson, NC . Little Liam has one sister, 20 month old Gates Jones.

Lilam weighs 7 lb. and 3 oz. and is 20.5 inches long. Liam came close to being born in the elevator, but mom was able to make it to the delivery room where she gave birth eight minutes later at 11:12 a.m. on January 1, 2007 . Dr. Davis presided over the delivery but allowed Emilie's mom, Carol Gates, to catch the baby as it arrived in the world. Liam's Dad , Chad Jones, cut the umbilical cord.

Liam's Dad says, "I thought the baby was going to be born in the car, but we made it to the hospital. Dr. Davis happened to be in the elevator when we got on."

Liam's mother adds, "Having Liam was easy, I'm not a bit tired." The staff of Union County Hospital presented the first baby of the New Year with a $100 gift basket from Babies 'R Us. Congratulations to the family on the birth of a healthy baby boy.