Noble County’s first baby of the New Year, Reece Dewayne Smart, waited until January 2, 2010 to arrive at 8:45 p.m. at Parkview Noble Hospital. He is the son of Christen Smart of Kendallville.
Baby Reece was delivered by Miroslaw Foltyniak, MD and Christopher Frazier, MD, and weighed in at six pounds and measured 20 inches long.
To honor the occasion, the mother was presented a gift basket from Parkview Noble Hospital that included baby and home safety items and other gifts. The Parkview Noble Needle Workers donated a beautiful, handmade shawl for the new Mom and the Parkview Noble Hospital Gift Shop donated a stuffed teddy bear.
Parkview Noble’s First Baby of the New Year is also recognized in the Family Birthing Center at the hospital on its “A Star Is Born” Baby Wall of Fame. The gift is compliments of the Parkview Noble Hospital Foundation. A nameplate inscribed with the baby’s name and birthday will be prominently displayed on the wall of The Family Birthing Center hallway. The family will receive a certificate for framing as well.
The maternal grandparents are Cindy and Dave Smith of Kendallville and John and Cassie Smart of Rome City.