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Burgess gave birth to first baby of the New Year

The first baby for the New Year was born at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Our intern, Richard Cabassa has the story.

The first baby of 2018 has arrived. 28-year-old Arlene Burgess is the proud mother of the first baby born this year. The baby girl weighed in at eight pounds twelve ounces and was delivered at 12:52 a.m.

Arlene Burgess, Mother

“Well, the pain caught me after 11 and by the time I got here after twelve I already had her quick.”

Reporter

“Were you expecting her on January 1st?”

Arlene Burgess, Mother

“No, they gave me the 30th of December.”

Reporter

“December 30th was not the date at all as Burgess now is the mother of the first baby of 2018 and she is happy her baby is finally here.

Arlene Burgess, Mother

“Good. Excited, the first time in my life I have ever had a New Year’s baby.”

Reporter

“The second baby of 2018 was born shortly after at seven pounds ten ounces to nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Castillo at 4:38 a.m.”

Elizabeth Castillo

“Happy and excited and proud also.”

Reporter

“Did you expect that you would be delivering on New Year Day?”

Elizabeth Castillo

“Not really because my due date was today but I know they usually say two weeks before or two weeks after.”

Reporter

“Delivering her baby boy was not Elizabeth’s plan for New Year’s Day but he was ready to enter the world.

Elizabeth Castillo

“My plan was to go and watch the fireworks but I started with pain around two in the morning I told my boyfriend that I couldn’t take it anymore and he brought me to the hospital and two hours after my beautiful baby boy was here.”

Reporter

“For Arlene Burgess, this was her fourth child and the second girl while for Elizabeth Castillo this was her first child. Both mothers received gifts from the San Cas Group. The mother of the first child also received a gift from James Brodie and Company Limited.”