It’s a boy!

Gonzales Healthcare Systems welcomes first Gonzales baby of 2018


Gonzales Healthcare Systems’ first baby of the New Year has arrived! A 7-pound baby boy, measuring 20 inches long, took his first breath the second day of the New Year. The 2018 New Year’s baby was born at 2:36 p.m. at Gonzales Memorial Hospital on Jan. 2 to Kimberly Rhoades and Daniel Juarez, of Gonzales.

Baby Alexander was delivered by David Meredith, DO. While there was a tinge of excitement at Alexander being the first baby of the New Year, the family’s concern was that he was healthy. The family did not realize he was the first baby of the New Year born at Memorial Hospital. The nurses in the OB Department said they were excited to be able to play a part in bringing Alexander into this world.

Baby Alexander received several goodies, including a diaper bag, onesies, socks, diapers, receiving blankets, bath soaps and much more from Gonzales Healthcare Systems in recognition of the “First Baby of the New Year.”