New NEA Baptist Hospital welcomes first baby

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – NEA Baptist hospital welcomed the first baby to arrive in the new facility since it opened its doors on Sunday.

Sidney and Shakelia Smith welcomed their new baby girl, Sanai, into the world.

Their 5-year-old son said he had been waiting to meet her.

"He had to go to school this morning," they said. "I'll go pick him up and he'll be up here later on to see her and he'll be very excited to get to hold her.  He's been saying he's big brother now.  He's actually changed his name to big brother, I guess."

NEA representatives presented the new parent with a gift basket and $500 for the baby's education.

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