McDowell Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 1, hospital officials announced this week. Maren Emma Lamb was born at 5:34 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the hospital in Marion. She came into the world at 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is pictured with her parents, Rachael Smith and Robert Lamb, and her 2½ -year-old big sister Rowan.

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