Celebrity Parents Christie Lynn Smith expecting first child, a daughter, attends Boom Boom Room event By Staff Author Published on January 16, 2008 02:47 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Actress Christie Lynn Smith, formerly of General Hospital, attended the Boom Boom Room event in Century City, CA, on Saturday, January 12th. Christie is due with a girl in March, and she and husband John Fortson plan to name the baby Abby Ryder. Photo courtesy of The Patchwork Bear. John holds the textures patchwork blanket in pastel dot ($54). Christie holds a minky patchwork bear in yellow ($45).