COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Baby Luis is Branch County’s New Year’s infant, almost, but close enough. Luis Miquel Palacios didn’t arrive exactly on New Year’s Day at the Community Health Center of Branch County. It was a little over two days later though that Ashley Tatum gave birth to the 7-pound, 8-ounce, 19-inch baby boy at 1:05 in the morning Thursday at the Health Center for CHC’s first new entry into the world in 2013. Gonzalo Palacios is the proud papa and Luis heads home to his residence in Coldwater to live with 9-year old brother Joshua and 15-month old sister Arianna.
Mom Ashley received a diaper bag full of goodies for Luis from the hospital that included baby bath soap and lotion, baby clothes, a swaddling blanket, diapers, wipes, and other baby products.