Less than an hour into 2013, Ella Dawley made her debut.
Ella was the first baby born in the new year at the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. She was born at 12:59 a.m. to parents Brianne and David Dawley, who live in Shawnee. Big sister Rhianne, 3, welcomed the baby, as well. Ella weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 inches long.
As the first baby of 2013, Ella and her family received a gift bag from the hospital and community organizations, including a voucher for a car seat from Safe Kids, a $100 gift card to Kohl's, Oklahoma City Zoo passes and a gift card, books, stuffed animals, blankets and other items.