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Eight babies born at MCMH on New Year’s Day

Eight babies born at MCMH on New Year’s Day

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With every photograph taken, Kywanni Carter’s little smile broadened. Her priceless facial expressions evoked laughter among those gathered. She even appeared fascinated by the camera’s flash.

The thing is, when the photographs were taken, Kywanni was just a few hours old. Not only that, she is also the first girl born in St Vincent and the Grenadines this year.{{more}}

Weighing nine pounds and two ounces, Kywanni was delivered at 9:40 a.m at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

Tucked securely under her mother’s arm, the beautiful girl yawned for about three seconds before she was photographed.

Mother Alisa Richards, 29, told SEARCHLIGHT that she is “happy” that her child was the first born girl of 2013.

“I’m just glad that everything went safe and that she’s healthy.

The sales clerk of New Adelphi described her pregnancy as “a bit rough”, but stated that she’s glad that her daughter was delivered safely.

Richards, underwent a Caesarean section (C-section).

Richards who already has a four-year-old son, said “hopefully” Kywanni would be her last child.

Meanwhile, about three beds down from Kywanni’s, Severly Charles Martin’s son slept comfortably in his crib.

Martin’s five pound, bouncing baby boy made his way into this world at 3:05 a.m.

As he was taken from his crib, the little boy began crying. It was not until his mother gently rubbed his face, cuddled him under her arm, that the young one went back to sleep.

The 33-year-old Largo Heights resident said, “I’m delightful, grateful and happy that I had a safe delivery and I had the first born boy,” she said.

Admitting that she wanted a girl, Martin said she is still thankful for her son.

Like Richards, Martin said she’s hoping this will be her last child. “I don’t want to go back at all. The pain is too hot,” she beamed.

A total of eight babies were born on January 1, at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

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