New Year's Babies
Updated: Thursday, January 3 2013, 04:53 PM EST
Several area families are celebrating the start of 2013 with the arrival of New Year's babies.
The first was born early Tuesday morning at Pardee Hospital. Others were born a few hours later at Mission Hospital and Park Ridge Hospital.
Alex Correa and Valeria Sena are the proud parents of a new baby boy born 10:53am at Park Ridge hospital Alex, Junior was born at 7-pounds 6-ounces. They say they were completely caught off guard since her due date wasn't until January 9th. Baby and mom are both happy and healthy.
Benita and Andrew Mercurio welcomed a healthy baby boy at 8:32 a.m. New Year's Day at Mission Hospital. Cooper Vincent Mercurio weighed in at 9.9 pounds and 21.5 inches long. He has a 2-1/2 year old proud big sister named Audrey Mercurio.
Mom said she couldn't believe they had the first baby of 2013 at Mission Hospital since he came so late into the morning.
By Frank Fraboni
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