Shields family welcomes New Year baby
by Kellen Moore
Lolit and Dean Shields of Zionville welcomed Watauga County’s first baby of 2013 — and their first child — at 11:51 p.m. Jan. 1.
Audrey Grace Shields entered the world at 8 pounds, 4 ounces with a full head of hair. Her name was selected to honor her grandmothers.
Dr. Camile Andrews of Harmony Center for Women delivered the baby at Watauga Medical Center.
“The team was awesome,” Lolit Shields said. “I felt so safe and secure.”