First Baby of 2019 at Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Travis and Samantha Smith hold their newborn Nigel and older brother Theo.

UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center welcomed the first baby of 2019 at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Samantha and Travis Smith, of Grinnell, welcomed a son, Nigel James Smith. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long.

Dr. Elizabeth Tigges, Surgical Associates, delivered the Smith’s son. Nigel joins his big brother Theo. Grandparents are Randy and Julie Smith, Drew and Lisa Rotz, and Carmel Rotz.