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Thursday, January 02, 2014 - Sparrow's 2014 New Year's Baby couldn't wait to arrive

A New Year’s birthday was not in the plan for Lily Zofia McLane, Sparrow’s first baby of 2014.

The baby girl was expected to arrive Jan. 20, but she couldn't wait to make her appearance. The healthy girl was born to parents Kay and Andy McLane of Jackson at 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day, weighing in at 7 pounds 1 ounce.

 “I think it’s kind of cool – what a cool birthday,” said Kay .

Lily is Kay and Andy's first child and the family’s first grandchild and great-grandchild. She was delivered by James Barton, M.D., resident Ryan Luellwitz, D.O., nurses Heidi Gyomory and Erin Gilbert-Eyres, anesthesiologist Gertrude Hawkins, D.O., and nurse anesthetist Laurie Schively.

“Everybody is doing well and we're just excited to have her,” said Andy.

As Sparrow’s 2014 New Year’s Baby, Lily and her parents will receive an infant car seat along with a teddy bear and gifts from Sparrow.

Sparrow is mid-Michigan’s most popular birthing center, delivering about 4,000 babies a year. For more information on Sparrow’s Birthing Services, visit

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