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Adena Welcomes First Baby of the New Year

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The birth of a baby has always been a symbol of new beginnings and fresh hope – and following what has been an unprecedented 2020, no year has probably been more in need of a positive start than 2021.

So when Cassandra and Charlie Dalton, Pike County natives who now live in Chillicothe, welcomed their new son, Rylan, as Adena Health System’s first baby of the New Year, it was a cause for excitement and optimism for the future.

“Hopefully he’s a good luck charm and makes this year better,” said Cassandra.

Rylan, at 9 pounds, 15 ounces and 22 inches long, entered the world at 3:41 a.m. New Year’s Day. He joins the couple’s four- and five-year-old daughters in the family, both of whom Cassandra said were more than ready to meet their new brother.

“They were so excited, they can’t wait for us to get home,” Cassandra said Friday evening.

Cassandra is looking forward to the return home as well and what the next few months have in store as they adjust to being a family of five.

“I’m looking forward to just spending time with my kids and my husband and seeing my babies grow up,” she said.

Per tradition, the New Year’s Baby was presented with a basket of baby items, clothes and other gifts, donated by the Adena Women’s Board.

Congratulations to the family.

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