Melodie Brielle Rodriguez was the first baby born at Uvalde Memorial Hospital in 2018.
Melodie’s parents are Elizabeth and Homer Rodriguez of Uvalde.
Melodie was born at approximately 8 a.m. on Jan. 2. She weighed 8 pounds and 5 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches in length.
She is welcomed by 12-year-old sister Leah Rodriguez and brothers Ian Rodriguez, 14; Matthew Rodriguez, 10; and Drayvin Rodriguez, 4.
Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Rodolfo Enriquez of Rocksprings. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bustamante of Batesville.
Because Melodie was the first baby born at the hospital this year, the family received a baby swing, compliments of Uvalde Memorial Hospital, filled with newborn necessities. Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce, First State Bank of Uvalde, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and 501 Ranch contributed to the gift basket.
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