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Congratulations to our Cutest Baby Contest winners!

Posted June 18, 2015
Updated June 19, 2015

I'm excited to announce the winners of our 2015 Cutest Baby Contest! And a big thanks to our contest sponsor, Midwifery at Women's Health Alliance, which offers midwifery care to women across the Triangle (including for one of our winners!).

Thanks also to Marbles Kids Museum, North Hills and Be True Image Design for their prizes.

As always, I like to share some tidbits about our adorable winners. Here they are!

0 to 12 months

First Place: Tanvi

Tanvi Patel

Mom Dee Patel tells me that Tanvi, her first born, is all smiles and full of life. "She doesn't cry much at all. She loves playing with kitchen plates and bowls. When I am cooking in the kitchen, I will open up my closet where I put all the containers and she will play there for hours," Patel writes. "She also loves going out in her stroller with her dad for a walk. She loves long baths and enjoys spending time with her aunt and uncles." When it comes to food, she likes vegetables, but isn't a big fan of fruit!

Second Place: Alana Alana Stokes

Little Alana was a big surprise for parents Sharona and Terence Stokes, her mom tells me. She has two older sisters, 18-year-old Gina and 15-year-old Ciana. Sharona writes that Alana loves to have her picture taken and to play with keys. She also enjoys being around and interacting with people at her parents' restaurant, the County Seat Sports Grille in Lillington. She loves to eat green beans. She also competes in beauty pageants, including the recent Little Miss Teen Miss North Carolina and Southern Elegance Charm of North Carolina, both in Wake County. "Last, but not least," Sharona writes, Alana "absolutely adores her daddy."

13 to 24 months

First Place: Ismael Ismael

Ismael loves toy cars and anything that makes sounds and music, mom Halima Benkhaled tells me of her first born. "He's crazy about the park and the pool. He could probably stay there all day if I let him," she writes. "He likes going to the grocery store and picking out things he wants. He also loves the zoo, looking at all the animals and laughing at them!" He eats anything, but especially his family's traditional Moroccan dishes, which are eaten with bread. "More excuse for him to make a mess," she writes. "Overall, he's a good baby and keeps Mama company! He's the only boy in my immediate family of six sisters, so let's say he's pretty adored by them and spoiled, heheh."

​Little Ismael was actually born with midwives at Midwifery of WHA. "I cannot say enough great things about them," she tells me. "They're truly amazing and wonderful at what they do."

Second Place: Aaron Aaron

Aaron, an only child, loves to be outside - swimming, on the swings and, of course, if you can tell from his picture, playing on his ride-on toys, mom Beth Minton tells me. His favorite TV show is The Mickey Mouse Club and will be celebrating his second birthday this summer with a Mickey Mouse party. At the moment, he loves eatingt hot dogs, chocolate milk and watermelon.

Congratulations again to all of our winners!


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  • Betsy Smith Jun 19, 2015
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    No captions for some of the 4 pictures but I figured it out. Makes more sense to post all pictures beside each write up.

  • Betsy Smith Jun 19, 2015
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    Difficult to vote as it took forever to view all the pictures. Hopefully they have a better format next time. I'm sure many voters (including me) didn't see some of the pictures. Where are the pictures of the other winners?