Passavant Area Hospital welcomed it first newborn for 2017 on Tuesday. Emma Marie DuBois was born to Elisa Powell and Jeremy Dubois of Roodhouse on Tuesday at 5:56 pm. Baby Emma weighs 7 pounds and 10 ounces and is 19 and a half inches long.
Powell explains how she named her brand new baby girl.
Powell says that there weren’t any complications with the birth aside from waiting a little too long to ask for an epidural.
As the first baby of the new year at Passavant, the hospital is giving Emma a package of special gifts including a baby blanket, toys, soap and lotion, diapers and wipes, along with gift certificates, donated by PurLux Nails and Spa and Robyn Maher Photography, for mom and dad.