ELIZABETHTOWN — Cape Fear Valley-Bladen Healthcare welcomed the first baby of the year on Monday. Jan. 1.
Trashawna Melvin and Donald Mitchell II welcomed Aisha Royalty Mitchell at 7:55 p.m. The newborn came in weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces.
“Her name means life, and we are thrilled,” Mitchell said.
Aisha’s siblings — Donald III, Takye and Tyese — are excited with the new addition to their family, while the mother and father are thankful for the nurses and staff at Cape Fear Valley- Bladen Healthcare. Aisha was delivered by Dr. Paul Sparzak.
Trashawna and Donald were able to take part in the Expectant Mothers Program, which started January 2017. This includes a diaper bag full of the essentials, a steak dinner or sibling party before the new family heads home and a new car seat.