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It’s a -- New Year’s baby! Orlando-area hospitals welcome 2021’s first newborns

2021 is already off to a good start

Baby Novalee
Baby Novalee

ORLANDO, Fla. – AdventHealth and other hospitals in Central Florida had no shortage of New Year’s babies as the world said goodbye 2020 and hello 2021.

Multiple babies were born within the first hour of 2021, while some waited a couple hours into the new year to say hello.

Baby Luke
Baby Luke

Little baby Aiden was born at 12:14 a.m. in Orlando at AdventHealth Winter Park. Aiden weighs 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

Less than 30 minutes later, baby Marcus made his entrance into the world at AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares.

Baby Marcus
Baby Marcus

Marcus was born at 12:21 a.m. Another baby boy was born at 12:57 a.m. at AdventHealth Orlando.

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Baby Luka
Baby Luka

Baby Luka came into the world at 12:35 a.m. at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer. Luka marks the family’s second child. Luka came in weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

Judging by the photo, Luka is going to be one heck of an athlete.

“Delivering an average of 14,000 babies per year, this is just the beginning of a what will surely be a busy year at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer,” officials said.

According to a news release, no newborns have arrived yet at Volusia County hospitals in 2021.

Baby Novalee
Baby Novalee

Following the boys, baby girl Novalee was born Friday morning at 4:20 a.m. at AdventHealth Ocala.

“We are so blessed to have had the first baby. We thank AdventHealth and our labor and delivery nurses for a wonderful delivery experience,” Novalee’s mother, Bethany Lundborg, told the hospital.

Novalee arrived weighing 8 pounds and is 20 inches long, hospital officials said.

Were you a New Year’s baby? Do you have a New Year’s baby? What was the year? Let us know in the comments.


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