Emma Ione Bates was born Sept. 8, 2008, at 12:40 p.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.
She was welcomed home by her big sister Katlyn Elizabeth Bates and her parents Amy Gayle Truitt Bates and Stephen Adam Bates of Ash Flat.
Emma's grandparents include Russell and Brenda Truitt of Highland and Steve and Patsy Bates of Ash Flat. Her great-grandparents are Donald and Delores Schoneman of Candor, N.Y., Kathryn Bobo of Ash Flat and Edward Bates of Ash Flat. Her great-great-grandmother is Cleffie Bates of Ash Flat.