Blount Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby born in 2019 just after 10 a.m. Jan. 1.
The baby girl, named Willow Grace, was happily welcomed by her parents, Samantha Pavey and Dylan Cooper of Maryville.
The parents saying Willow Grace is their fifth child and she was actually due on Jan. 23.
This is the first New Year’s Day baby WATE 6 On Your Side has learned of – if you know of others, let us know!
We will update you if more babies are born Tuesday in East Tennessee.