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Hospitals welcome year's first deliveries

Posted January 1, 2009 6:23 p.m. EST
Updated January 1, 2009 9:14 p.m. EST

— New mothers delivered bundles of joy at Triangle hospitals when the new year was only a few hours old.

Staff at Duke University Hospital delivered the Triangle's first baby – Dayanna Platt – at 1:05 a.m.

Meanwhile, Raleigh's first new baby – a boy, Camrin – arrived after three hours of labor by his mother, Jacqueline Pugh, at WakeMed.

"I set my clock to wake me up 20 minutes after the new year, and I found out I was in labor," Pugh said. Camrin arrived at 2:28 a.m.

"He wanted to be first, and you are the first one, No. 1," she told her newborn son.

For Pugh, the new birth was old hat – Camrin was her sixth child.

At Cape Fear Valley Medical Center's first baby – Ava McKenzie – was born at 2:05 a.m., officials said.