Carilion Clinic: Happy New Year Blake! Carilion Clinic's first baby of 2008!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year Blake! Carilion Clinic's first baby of 2008!

Blake Vincent Ordway doesn't appear overly excited to be the Roanoke Valley's first baby of 2008, but he did have a busy night.
Blake's mom and dad, Dana and Neil Ordway of Wirtz, arrived at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital shortly before midnight on December 31st, and Blake arrived at 12:22 a.m. on New Year's day.

Blake weighs 6 pounds, 14 ounces and is 20 1/2 inches long. You can't see it under the cap, but his grandpa says he has reddish blond hair like his mom. Blake is their second child. His big sister is very excited.

Blake is the first New Year's baby to be born in Carilion Clinic's new mother-baby unit at CRMH.

Media outlets - you may use the information/pictures/video/sound in this post for your publications/newscasts/webcasts/ if you like. Check below for a higher resolution photograph and video clips of Blake and his family, along with Blake's mom talking about what it was like to have the year's first baby.

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Video Clip 1

Video Clip 2


A special thanks to Joe Dashiell and WDBJ for coming out and interviewing Blake and his family for their New Year's Day newscast. Scroll down for a clip of WDBJ's 5 p.m. coverage.