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Triangle welcomes first babies of 2019

January 1, 2019
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Triangle hospitals and excited parents welcomed some of the first babies of 2019 overnight.

A baby was born at Chapel Hill’s UNC Medical Center at 12:05 a.m., just missing the midnight mark. Photos were not provided.

WakeMed’s North campus helped bring baby Evan Gary Bigler into the world at 12:19 a.m. Evan weighs 7 pounds 10 ounces, parents Katie and Shane say.

Just 10 minutes later, officials at WakeMed Raleigh said Dawson was born around 12:30 a.m. Parents Emile and Chad Carraway said he weighs 7 pounds.

At 1:11 a.m. at WakeMed Cary, little Ronan was born to parents Kristi and Siim Eiland, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces.

Several hours later, UNC REX Healthcare welcomed the area’s first baby girl of 2019 at 4:04 a.m. Her parents, Rachel and Matthew Nolting, were still deciding on a name.

Not far from the Triangle in Greenville, North Carolina, Kalvin Reddick was born at 6:33 a.m. Kalvin is the third child and first son for mother Shakeema Reddick. Both the baby and his mother are doing well.

Congratulations to all six families!

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