MSHA welcomes first babies of 2013


L-R: Brett Greene, Miles Greene, Amy Greene

Mountain States Health Alliance celebrated Tuesday the birth of the health system's first babies of 2013 in Tennessee and Virginia.

The year's first baby was a boy born at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. Miles Cross Greene, the son of Amy and Brett Greene of Bluff City, weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Miles came into the world at 1:13 a.m. on 1/1/13, an auspicious time on an auspicious day.

Miles was sleeping soundly Tuesday afternoon under a crown of red hair that perfectly matched his 5-year-old sister, Keeley, and his 2-year-old brother, Braden.

His mother, Amy, said the family did not plan on staying up late on New Year’s Eve, nor did they expect that Miles might be the first baby of 2013. He wasn’t due until January 14.

“I had no plans of coming in last night,” Amy said. “With a 5-year-old and a 2 ½-year-old, sleep is pretty precious, so we didn’t plan to stay up until 6:00 this morning. But this was a pleasant surprise.

“We are just so blessed to have three healthy children and to start a new year with our new little baby.”

MSHA's first Virginia baby of 2013 was a girl born at 9:03 a.m. at Johnston Memorial Hospital. Addison Blake Sweet, the daughter of Erin and Steven Sweet of Lebanon, Va., weighed exactly 8 pounds, and was 22 inches long.

“We’re just happy that we’ve been blessed with a healthy child,” said Addison’s father, Steven. “It truly is a blessing to have our little girl on the first of the year. It feels like a good sign.”

Erin and Steven also have a 3-year-old daughter, Bailey, who was on her way to the hospital to meet her baby sister Tuesday morning.

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