Health System Welcomes Camden County’s First Baby of 2012

ST. MARYS, Georgia: Jan. 2, 2012 – Lakeisha Robinson and Carlos Johnson of St. Marys welcome the newest addition to their family, Carlos Johnson Jr. He arrived at 7:13 p.m. on New Year’s Day at the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Maternity Care Center in St. Marys as Camden County’s first baby of 2012. He was delivered by obstetrician/gynecologist Brenda Watson, M.D., weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz., and measured 18 inches long. He is the couple’s first child. The proud grandmother is Melba Ferrell, also of St. Marys.

Each year, more than 700 babies are born at the Camden Campus Maternity Care Center, which features state-of-the-art medical care in a warm, family-friendly environment. While the new mother was surprised little Carlos Jr. was the first baby of the year, Julia Van Pelt, R.N., says she has waited nine years for this event. “I’ve worked New Year’s Eve for the last nine years hoping to help deliver the first baby of the year and it finally happened!” Van Pelt says. The other nurses assisting with the emergency C-section were Delaney Johns, R.N., and Melissa Alsip, R.N.

To welcome Carlos Jr., the Health System presented the happy parents with a large gift basket full of gifts and baby care necessities from the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Gift Shop. Pictured are the new parents with their little bundle of joy.