first birth of 2017 came early: At 12:37 a.m. on Jan. 1, Evva Hope Chamberlin
arrived, becoming Springfield’s first hospital birth of the new year. She
weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and measured 19.5 inches long.
parents are Jeff and Kezra Chamberlin, who traveled from their home in Branson
for their new baby’s arrival at Cox South. Evva is the third child in the
family, joining big sisters Emma Grace, 4, and Ella Faith, 2.
few hours after the birth, the Chamberlins agree that the experience has been a
good one. “The nursing staff is awesome,” says Jeff, a sentiment echoed by
Kezra. “They’ve just been over the top,” she says.
presented a gift basket, themed around the children’s book “Goodnight Moon,” to
the family. It included a growth chart, photo album, baby blanket, a fuzzy,
stuffed bear, and copy of “Goodnight Moon,” all of which were delivered in a