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Meet the Triangle's first Christmas babies of 2018

Posted December 25, 2018 6:24 a.m. EST
Updated December 25, 2018 1:54 p.m. EST

Ruby Love Shankwieler was born at 12:56 a.m. at UNC Rex Hospital weighing in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces.

— It is a very merry day for several families who welcomed the Triangle's first "Christmas babies" into the world just after midnight.

Joshua Julius Torcasso was born first at 12:39 a.m. at Duke Regional Hospital. Parents Matt and Rachel Torcasso say he weighs 9 pounds, 0.6 ounces.

Joshua Julius Torcasso

Ruby Love Shankweiler was born at 12:56 a.m. at UNC Rex Hospital weighing in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Her parents, Amanda and Derek Shankweiler, told WRAL News they’re doing great but that they’ll be spending the next few days in the hospital.

Ruby

The little outfit Ruby is wearing, they say, was handmade by a nurse at UNC Rex for the first baby born on Christmas morning.

At WakeMed, Lela Christine Hawkins was born at 2:25 a.m. at 4 pounds, 5 ounces.

Lela Christine Hawkins

Congratulations to the families!