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Seven pound, 12 ounce, bouncing baby boy, pushes his way to first spot on January 1, 2015

Seven pound, 12 ounce, bouncing baby boy, pushes his way to first spot on January 1, 2015

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Zachery Pompey Jr isn’t even a week old and already, he is a star.

The seven pound, 12 ounce, bouncing baby boy pushed his way to the first spot on January 1 — making him the first born baby for 2015.

Zachery was born at 8:11 a.m. at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.{{more}}

His mom, Sylverne Gibson, was still experiencing some pain when SEARCHLIGHT visited, but managed to break a smile, and said she was glad that she had delivered a healthy son.

When asked how she felt having the first born baby for 2015, Gibson replied, “It doesn’t really feel any different, because my first son was born on my birthday, which is Boxing Day (December 26). So, it’s special both ways,” she said with a smile.

The Dorsetshire Hill resident stated that while she experienced difficulties with her first pregnancy, this time was a bit tougher.

“It wasn’t that hard, however, when I got into the room it was different. Labouring with him and his brother was so different. Labouring with Zachery was much harder, because he used to kick a lot,” she said.

When asked if this would be her last child, Gibson looked at her partner, smiled and replied, “I guess, yes. I can’t do anymore pain. I can’t make it. I can’t bear any more pain.”

Proud father, Zachery Pompey Sr, said it felt nice knowing that his son was the first born for the new year.

“It really feels good. I was looking forward to a girl, but I thank the most high for what I got and I love him just the same way as I love his brother. So it’s still good feeling.”

Following Zachery Jr was Avianna Carter of Fitz-Hughes, who clocked into this world at 10:08 a.m., making her the second born of the year and the first girl for 2015.

Weighing seven pounds, seven ounces, the little beauty stretched her arms out before placing her right hand under her chin, while her photograph was being taken.

Her mother, Docktreener Carter of Fitz Hughes, said she felt proud that her daughter was out front for 2015.

“It’s a really great experience. I feel really good,” the mother of three told SEARCHLIGHT.

Asked if she wants to have another child, Carter opened her eyes widely and said, “Oh Lord! this is my last one. Me ain’t coming back here.”(KW)

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