Local hospitals welcome 2021's first babies

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 22:55:10-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - As the year 2020 came to an end, local hospitals helped deliver the area's first babies of 2021.

The first baby was born at 12:08 a.m. at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk. Pictured in the photos below are parents Hannah Blevin and Rose Merriman with baby Adalynn.

Sentara Healthcare

Shortly after, a baby boy greeted the New Year with his arrival at 12:20 a.m. on at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s BirthPlace. Cayden J. Parker weighs six pounds and fifteen ounces.

Cayden J. Parker, arrived at 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2021 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s BirthPlace.

In Newport News, baby girl Jiraiya was welcomed into the world at 5:26 a.m. by her parents Janisha Bartlett and Derrick Harris, Jr. at Riverside Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 19 inches long.

Riverside Regional Medical Center

Congratulations to each family on the birth of their child.