First baby born in 2023 at Ludington hospital born Monday

January 4, 2023

First baby born in 2023 at Ludington hospital born Monday

The new year’s first baby born at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital (formerly Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital), is David Grey Reeves, born to Chloe Reeves and Cameron Holler, both of whom recently moved to Manistee from Grand Rapids. David was delivered by Dr. Margaret Gustafson at 1:47 p.m. on Monday, January 2, 2023. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and is 20.5 inches long.

Chloe and Cameron believed they were having a girl and were surprised when their son was born. Cameron said his mother also believed she was having a girl and was surprised when she had Cameron. David is the couple’s first child.

“We changed gears and decided to name him after my grandfather,” said Reeves. “It was surprising because two ultrasounds indicated we were having a girl! My first thought upon seeing my son for the first time was just pure bliss!”

“My favorite color is grey,” said Cameron. “Maybe his favorite color will be grey too, since that is part of his name.”

When asked what they think David might be when he grows up, Chloe wasn’t able to fathom a guess, but Cameron said he thought he might be an athlete. Both said their biggest hope for their son is that he dreams big.

The family will receive a gift basket of items donated by T.W.I.G. (Together We Inspire Generosity), an auxiliary at Corewell Health Ludington Hospital. The basket contains a gift card from Meijer, assorted baby gifts and clothing, as well as large boxes of newborn and size 1 diapers.

Bobbie Severance-Roach, who is president of the volunteer committee said T.W.I.G. supports various hospital projects by holding fundraising bazaars. The projects we support are voted on by the entire T.W.I.G. community,  Some of the past projects included infant car seats for premature babies, newborn sleep sacks, meal and transportation vouchers for the emergency department, the cancer patient wellness program, the oncology/infusion center salon, and other patient needs. We are proud to support our local hospital and the patients it serves.”

Severance-Roach said the T.W.I.G. auxiliary is made up of people who have a special talent, interest or ability. “The various talents are viewed as ‘branches’ of T.W.I.G,” she said. “We hold a bazaar where the items we’ve created are sold to the public. It’s heartwarming to be in a community of givers. Friendships are made and relationships formed all while we work on our special creations. And then the money we raise goes to various projects to benefit the hospital and its patients, such as the new year’s baby gifts. It’s a wonderful group of talented people!”

Anyone interested in joining the T.W.I.G. auxiliary or getting more information can send an email to twigchlh@outlook.com.

 

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