Oakwood welcomes first baby of 2014

Oakwood Healthcare welcomed the first baby of 2014 shortly after the clocks marked the start of the New Year.

Mariejayne Adalyne Elendt was born at 12:52 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in Dearborn, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz and measuring 21 inches long. She was an early gift to her parents, Tammy Jones and Zachary Elendt of Taylor. Her due date was Jan. 3.

“We had a c-section scheduled for this coming Friday,” said Jones. “But Mariejayne had plans of her own and decided to come early.”  

Mariejayne is the couples’ first baby. “I just can’t believe I’m holding her and she’s really here on the first day of the year. It’s amazing,” said Jones.