Eastside Medical Center January 01, 2018

E. Zayden Thompson, 6 lbs., 3 oz., and 23 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Eastside Medical Center.

Proud parents Raven Neals and Rabari Thompson of Snellville welcomed their healthy baby boy at 6:13 AM on Jan. 1 in Eastside Medical Center.

"Welcoming babies to the world is one of the greatest joys of working in maternity services," said Dawn Baldwin-Hurst, director of women's services at Eastside Medical Center. "There is an extra sense of excitement and promise that comes with the delivery of the first baby of the New Year. The Eastside team is overjoyed to be a part of the family's special day."

Eastside Medical Center delivers over 1,000 babies annually. Congrats to the proud family of this new year's blessing!