Layla Giselle Rosa, all of 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and 20.5 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Cartersville Medical Center in 2018. Parents Jessica and Elmer Rosa of Cartersville welcomed their healthy baby girl at 1:02 a.m. on Jan. 1. Dr. Malcolm Barfield of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the newborn. Mother/Baby services staff and the CMC Auxiliary & Gift Shop presented the family with New Year Baby gift baskets in honor of their special delivery. Cartersville Medical Center delivers about 1,000 babies annually.
Timothy Chadwick Minter Jr. (Buddy) was Floyd Medical Center’s first baby of 2018, borni at 4:25 a.m. Monday. The parents are Timothy Mintor Sr. and Jessica Minter. Big sisters are Macie (19), Madeline (17), Malie (10) and Makinnah (6). Buddy will be the first to receive free books provided to babies born at Floyd this year thanks to a partnership among Rome City Schools, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and FMC. Children will receive books monthly through their fifth birthdays.