Meet the First Babies of the New Year at Baptist Memorial Hospitals

Baptist Tipton’s first baby born in 2024, Ka'Illa Shametra, with parent Shakendra Wright pictured with staff, from left: Dr. Lusia Filetti; Cathy Simonton, RN; Carmen Pedersen, RN; and Angela Laws, RN.

Baptist Memorial hospitals welcomed New Year’s babies with special gift baskets containing items for newborn care. Keep reading to meet some of the first babies born in 2024 at Baptist!

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

Graciela Ramos and Euerardo Ginez of Senatobia, Mississippi, welcomed Angel Ginez Ramos at 8:01 p.m. on Jan. 1. Angel weighed 5 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

Ryan and Mallorie Jaynes of Millport, Alabama, met Kennedy Ryan Jaynes at 12:46 p.m. on Jan. 2. Kennedy weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton

Shakendra Wright greeted Ka’Illa Shametra at 7:15 a.m. on Jan. 2. Ka’Illa weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City

Chana Christman and Charles Midkiff welcomed Stetson Lane Midkiff at 7 p.m. on Jan. 1. Stetson weighed 9 pounds and 3 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

Brady and Sunni Cole greeted Blake Cole at 1:57 a.m. on Jan. 1. Blake weighed 5 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Blake has a big sister, Channing.