Kelby Marie Kronk, daughter of Angie and Mark Kronk of Eldon, is the first baby born at Lake Regional Health System in 2018. Kelby was born at 11:20 a.m. on Jan. 2. She weighed 6 pounds and was 19 1/4 inches long.
Kelby's maternal grandparents are Tom and Caryn McKenna of Surprise, Arizona, and Sandra and Frank Pickering of Cumberland, Rhode Island. Her paternal grandparents are Darin and Ricki Kronk of Lake Ozark, and Angie and Brian Myers of Eldon. She has an older brother, Kolton, 5.
As the New Year's baby, Kelby received a portable play yard donated by Lake Regional Health System.
This spring, Lake Regional will open a new Family Birth Center located in a new Women's and Children's Unit on the hospital's third floor. To learn more, visit www.lakeregional.com/newbirthcenter.