According to a press release from the Cartersville Medical Center,  Jasper Searcy Boley was born at 2:22 a.m. today, claiming the title of first baby born at Cartersville Medical Center for 2014.  He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches.  Jasper was welcomed by proud parents, Tomek and Hannah, of Kingston, along with older brother, Ivan, 15 months. He was delivered by Macie Goff, CNM of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates.

 The Boley’s first son, Ivan, was born at Cartersville Medical Center in 2012, while his father, Tomek, was serving in the U.S. Army in Kuwait.  He met his son for the first time via Skype from Hannah’s hospital room.  Tomek is currently home and was able to witness the birth of Jasper.

 To honor the occasion, the Mother/Baby Services Staff at Cartersville Medical Center and the CMC Auxiliary & Gift Shop presented the family with gift baskets and a special dinner.  Additionally, Dimples Photography provided a complimentary photo session for the New Year’s Baby and Mrs. Beth Glover’s fifth grade class at Allatoona Elementary donated baskets of books designated for the first baby boy and the first baby girl born in 2014.

 “Every delivery is special here, but we always look forward with great anticipation to the arrival of the New Year Baby,” said Kathy Coleman, RN, director of perinatal services at Cartersville Medical Center.  “It’s a happy and fun celebration for the family and our staff!”

 More than 900 babies were delivered at Cartersville Medical Center in 2013.