Juneau's first baby of year arrives on morning of the 5th

    First baby Madelyn Rose with her family at Bartlett Regional Hospital room. Photo courtesy of Bartlett Regional Hospital

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau has its first baby of 2021. The baby girl named Madelynn Rose arrived at 7:50 a.m. on the fifth day of the year.

    She's the daughter of Alexus Forehand and Kevin McCallister of Skagway.

    Madelynn weighed 9.4 pounds and measured 21.5 inches.

    She joins three-year-old sister Rayelynn and two-year-old brother Cameron in the family's household.

    The family moved here from Georgia early last year, according to a release from Bartlett Regional Hospital.

    The family is the fourth recipient of the Bartlett Beginnings tradition for the first baby of the year.  They receive a gift of a hand-wrought wood rocker boat filled with baby clothes, toys, and other goodies.  

    The carpenter is Emergency Department Medical Director Lindy Jones who says it's a few feet long and big enough for years of playtime.


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