USNH Okinawa welcomes first baby of 2014

by U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan
Stripes Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan — Gracie Mae Bachman was the first baby of the New Year born at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. Gracie, a baby girl, was born on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at 5:14 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST) to Shannon Marie Bachman and Sgt. Benjamin Martin Bachman.

Mother and baby are both doing fine.

Gracie weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs 13oz (3553 grams) and measured 19 inches (48.3cm) in length.

Gracie’s mother Shannon Marie is a native of Panama City Beach, FL. Gracie’s father, who is also from Panama City Beach, FL is currently assigned to 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Kadena Air Base.

Gracie’s older brothers, Jacob and Brayden are excited about their new baby sister.

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