Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto’s first baby of the new year, Evans Cruz, was born at 2:48 a.m. on Jan. 1. Evans’ parents, Gabriela and Ismael, celebrate the birth of their son, born 10 days early through an induced labor because he was too big at 10 pounds, 9 ounces and 22. 5 inches.
Evans was the first baby of the new year in DeSoto County. The first baby at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women was a girl born at 1:08 a.m.
Evans and family received a car seat and a gift basket from Baptist DeSoto to celebrate his status as the first baby of the new year.