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South Florida hospitals welcome first babies of 2016

First South Florida baby born at 12:10 a.m. at Memorial Regional Hospital

Anabelle Pierre was born at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Friday at 12:10 a.m.
Anabelle Pierre was born at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Friday at 12:10 a.m. (Courtesy: Memorial Healthcare System)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – South Florida hospitals are welcoming the first babies born in 2016.

The Memorial Healthcare System welcomed its first baby of 2016 at 12:10 a.m. Friday.

Anabelle Pierre was born at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, weighing in at 7.2 ounces.

Hospital spokesman Geo Rodriguez said baby Anabelle slept in New Year's Day, giving her proud parents, Melissa and Jean Abel Pierre some much-need rest.

Kendall Regional Medical Center was honored to welcome the first baby born in Miami-Dade County on New Year's Day.

Abigail Montero Morales was delivered at 12:44 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. She is 18 inches long.

And over in Miami Beach, Mount Sinai Medical Center welcomed Sofia Dulcet-Kruczek, who was born at 1:12 a.m. and weighed 8 pounds, 1.4 ounces. She is 21 inches long.

Baptist Health South Florida saw their first baby born at 2:57 a.m. at Baptist Hospital, 8900 N. Kendall Drive. The baby girl, whose name was not immediately released,  weighs 8 pounds, 8 ounces and is 22.45 inches long.

A hospital representative said both mother and baby are doing fine.

Parents Lina Burgos and Chuckie Miller, of Deerfield Beach, welcomed their son Lionardo Antonio Miller Burgos at 12:27 a.m. at Broward Health's Chris Evert Children's Hospital.

Lionardo weighs 7 pounds, 2 ounces.


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