Dale Brunson and Lori Shirley with their daughter Maiya Abigail, who became the first baby of the new year born in Roswell, 4:47 a.m. Tuesday. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo)
Two area couples will have another reason to celebrate Jan. 1 — it’s the day they became parents.
Maiya Abigail, the first baby of the new year in Roswell, was born 4:47 a.m., Tuesday, at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell to Lori Shirley and Dale Brunson. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
Shirley said Maiya was supposed to be due Jan. 17, but she had been hoping to have her for New Year’s.