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The first babies of the New Year have been born at maternity units across the country.
The first to arrive at St. Jude’s Hospital was a baby boy, who was born at 5:20 a.m. He weighed in at 6 lbs., 8 oz.
The boy, who has not yet been given a name, was welcomed into the world by mother Tinique Maxwell, who is from Pierrot, Vieux Fort.
Maxwell, 17, told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that she is happy to be a mother, but admitted that it will be a challenging task for her, since it’s her first child.
Meanwhile, another baby boy was the first to born at Victoria Hospital. He was born at 1:20 a.m. and weighed in at 8 lbs.
His mother, Zena Marshall, 22, of Bexon, who already has a two-year-old son, said she is happy to have another boy.
There were several other babies born on New Year’s Day.