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2012's baby No. 1 checks in at 12:12

Posted January 1, 2012

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— The Triangle's first baby of 2012 arrived at – wait for it – 12:12 a.m. at Rex Hospital.

Renuka Kelapure delivered her son Rushil, who weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, on Jan. 1. Her husband is Rohit.

The family lives in Morrisville.

A check with area hospitals found that Rushil was the year's No. 1 baby.

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  • dodgegm Jan 4, 2012

    Baby born at UNC one minute after midnight New Year's Eve

    I would have thought WRAL would be on top of this.........They must no have used their top news investigators

    Check it out fou yourself.....

    http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/jan/02/2/baby-born-unc-one-minute-after-midnight-new-years--ar-1771293/

  • dodgegm Jan 3, 2012

    I contacted the news room and they didnt want to correct the story BUT NBC17.com got the story. http://www2.nbc17.com/search/?source=all&query=2012+baby

    1-1-2012 at 12:01 am Baby Brandon was born at UNC Hospital

  • Army Brat I Am Jan 2, 2012

    Different locations are reporting different babies being born around midnight. Maybe it's just "this" baby was born in Raleigh and is the new years baby for Raleigh. Congrats to all the new mommies out there!!...and daddies!

  • Mitt from Mexico Jan 2, 2012

    "Just to let others know, the family has a right to decline having personal information posted in the news, including a birth. The Floyd family could very well have the first born of 2012." -Desiderata

    If they don't want the information to be public than your point is mute. The Kelapure family has the 1st baby of 2012 and they look so happy! Congratulations to them I hope their son has a happy healthy life.

  • Desiderata Jan 2, 2012

    Just to let others know, the family has a right to decline having personal information posted in the news, including a birth. The Floyd family could very well have the first born of 2012. Big Daddy Cain, the news that is reported is not necessarily the only information on the subject. If you only check here and N& O for information, without checking ALL sources you could very well be misinformed .

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom Jan 2, 2012

    maybe this is Raleigh's first baby - ever thought of that BigDaddyCain??
    congrats no matter what..maybe the state needs to give the first one at each hospital something cool...

  • Big Daddy Cain Jan 2, 2012

    "The Triangle's first baby of 2012 arrived at UNC born at 12:01 am after 30 hours of labor. Mother is Donna Floyd with husband Steve recieved their son, Brandon" - dodgegm

    Not according to this, nor the News & Observer.

    Congratulations to the Kelapure family.

  • Mitt from Mexico Jan 2, 2012

    What an awesome fact he'll be able to tell everyone when he gets to go to school. What a happy looking family.

  • Desiderata Jan 2, 2012

    Dodgegm , Thank you for the information and congratulations to the Floyd family and all new mothers!

  • Jonezgrl Jan 2, 2012

    According to the Statesville Record & Landmark, there was a baby born at 12:01, making that the first baby in 2012 in NC>

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