The first baby to be born at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in 2016 was the fifth child of a Clear Lake area couple.

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and Dr. Alecia Davis Townsend, OB/GYN helped Chad and Ashley Smith welcome their daughter Madelyn at 1:29 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Madelyn was born weighing eight pounds, five ounces and measured in at 20.5 inches long.

Baby Madelyn has two older brothers and two older sisters who were all eager to meet their youngest sibling, their parents said.

“We are excited about being a family of seven now,” Ashley Smith said.

Madelyn and her family received a gift card donated by Babies ‘R Us, a photography package from Mom 365 and the Clear Lake Regional Center’s VIP package, which includes a spa robe, baby blanket, gourmet meal for the new parents, meal cards for their guests, a mini-fridge stocked with beverages, fruit and cheese tray, chocolate truffles and a fresh flower arrangement.

“We are honored that more Houstonians have chosen us — year after year — to help welcome their children into the world and be a part of memories that will last a lifetime,” said Stephen K. Jones Jr., Chief Executive Officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. “This is out 42nd year ringing in a new year with a newborn Houstonian.”

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