Conroe couple welcomes first baby of the New Year at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
At a dark-and-early 2:52am, Meagan and Garrett Cheatham of Conroe welcomed their first child and Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital’s first baby of 2021. Daughter, Kyle Marie Cheatham, came into the world weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce and measuring 20.5 inches long.
“It was awesome. We had a really good experience with the doctors and nurses. Everyone did a really good job keeping us informed about what was going on since it was our first child and everything was new to us,” said the proud dad.
And while delivering a baby during a pandemic would not be preferred – especially for a first-time mom – Meagan added the staff consistently put her at ease.
“We felt very safe. There were posters everywhere around the hospital and everyone was keeping us informed on all the protocols. It was really great,” said Meagan.
One thing is for sure – the Cheathams can already say 2021 is going to be a better year as they prepare to take home their healthy bundle of joy.
Houston Methodist The Woodlands continues to stay busy delivering more New Year’s babies. By 1:30pm, the hospital had already delivered six babies on the first day of 2021.
About Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Montgomery County and the north Houston region by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, service and innovation. The growing campus offers 187 beds and access to the most innovative care available including comprehensive cancer care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, cardiology, emergency care and advanced imaging. Houston Methodist The Woodlands is recognized as a comprehensive stroke center and an orthopedic center of excellence by DNV GL Health Care; and designated as a Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit. In 2019, the hospital broke ground on a $250 million dollar expansion project that will add 100 beds and expand the emergency center, heart center, endoscopy center and childbirth center. The project will be completed in early 2022.
For more information on Houston Methodist The Woodlands campus, please visit houstonmethodist.org/thewoodlands. To find a physician, call 936.270.3333