After much anticipation, Astera Health celebrated the first birth of the new year. On Jan. 5 at 7:50 a.m., Jennifer Furman gave birth to Edward John Lalone Jr. in the Obstetrics department at Astera Health. Her delivery doctor was Hala Madi, MD, OB/GYN. 

Furman is no stranger to the birthing process. This was the third child she had delivered at Astera Health. 

“Never had it happen before,” said Furman when asked about being a part of the commemorative first baby of the new year moment.  

Lalone Jr. weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. Additionally, the newborn was greeted by Edward John Lalone Sr., and siblings Jace, Lillian, Jayden, Logan, Lelan, Izabella, Bentley, and Nevaeh, and grandparents Bruce and Kim, Howard and Tammy, and Susan.