The first baby of 2018 has arrived in Texas County. And it’s a boy.

Cain Ray Kirkwood was born at noon Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Texas County Memorial Hospital. He is the first child of Stormy Ford and Philip Kirkwood of Houston.

Dr. Tricia Benoist, of Mercy Clinic in Houston, delivered baby Cain. He was six pounds, three ounces and 20 inches long.

Roma Hollenbeck and Julia Bryant, representatives of the TCMH Auxiliary, and Wes Murray, TCMH chief executive officer, presented gifts and gift certificates to Cain and his parents after his birth. Businesses throughout the county donated the gifts to celebrate the arrival of the first child born at TCMH in 2018.

First baby of 2018

Baby Cain is held by his mother, Stormy Ford. With them are, from left: Philip Kirkwood, the baby’s father; Wes Murray, Texas County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer; and TCMH Auxiliary members Julia Bryant and Roma Hollenbeck.

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