The New Year brought more than resolutions and fireworks; it also brought forth new lives! Womack Army Medical Center welcomed its first baby girl Honest Galicia at 3:37 a.m. weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounce and measuring 22 inches in length and its first baby boy Deleon Monroe at 9:08 a.m. weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 21inches in length. These two bundles of joy were the first of five little miracles to enter the world at Womack bringing joy and excitement to their families.
First time parents of baby Monroe, Spc. Roger Monroe III and Shanavin Trusdale Ladson were excited about his birth. Father, Monroe said, “My main goal is to be a good father making sure that he is well taken care of and has a great life.”
Mother, Ladson, said “I am obsessed it’s a surreal feeling, but he is precious, and he gave me a lot of peace.”
They were expecting baby Monroe in December, but they were excited that he decided to make his appearance on January 1, 2024.
Hospital staff were thrilled to be a part of this special experience of welcoming the new additions to the community.
“It’s always exciting to see the parents and their new babies,” said Lillie Casady, registered nurse.
Deputy Commanding Officer, Col. Nathanael Forrester congratulated the parents of the first boy and girl and presented them with specially made gift baskets courtesy of the Fort Liberty Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
Congratulations to all the new parents who welcomed their little ones on New Years’s day and so far, this year. Thank you for choosing Womack for your special delivery.