Freeman Celebrates Joplin’s First Baby of 2021

Courtesy Freeman Health System

We have our first baby born in Joplin! Let’s welcome Baby Braxton and congratulate his parents Bryan Rebecca Hardiman.

Joplin, Mo – Joplin’s first baby of 2021 arrived at Freeman Health System at 1:45 am January 1. Braxton Townes Hardiman is the first child for his parents Bryan and Rebecca Hardiman. Braxton weighed in at 8 pounds, 13.8 ounces, Weand is 20 inches long.

“It feels amazing being a mom,” says Rebecca. “I couldn’t have asked for a better son, and after all the chaos of 2020, it’s nice starting 2021 with such a blessing.”

Being the New Year Baby is becoming a family tradition for the Hardiman family. Braxton’s dad Bryan is a twin. He and his brother were born on New Year’s Day in 1997. The similarities don’t stop there. Baby Braxton not only shares his dad’s birthday but also shares his middle name – Townes.

##Press Release: Freeman Health System##

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