MSHA welcomes first babies of 2012

1/2/2012


Mountain States Health Alliance celebrated Sunday the birth of the health system's first babies of 2012 in Tennessee and Virginia. The year's first baby was a boy born at 5:01 a.m. at Johnson City Medical Center. Kyson Rabon Britt, the son of Aubrey Rabon and Dustin Britt of Johnson City, Tenn., weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. His mother, Aubrey, said Kyson's New Year's birth was a surprise.

"He was three weeks early, so I didn't expect this to be happening yet," Aubrey said. "I just wanted him to hold off so he wouldn't be born on his brother's birthday."

Kyson's older brother, Devon Rabon, turned 7 on New Year's Eve.

"He's very small," Devon said of his brand-new brother. "Maybe when he's four years old, I'll let him play with this," he said, holding up a toy sword. 

Aubrey's sister, Amanda Rabon, had the privilege of assisting in Kyson's delivery. She is a pre-med student at East Tennessee State University, and was shadowing Dr. Howard Herrell the night her nephew was born.

MSHA's first Virginia baby of 2012 was a boy born at 8:36 a.m. at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Noah Chase Harvey, the son of Kayla and Jerry Harvey of St. Paul, Va., weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His original due date was Jan. 7, so his New Year's birthday was an early surprise for the happy, first-time parents.

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