Queens Welcomes First Baby
By MEGAN MONTALVO
|Rosalba Merino and Eutiquio Mejia, with daughter Kaylee Sayuri Merino, the first Queens baby born in 2013.
While the New Year's Eve ball was descending upon revelers in Times Square, one local family welcomed a new baby girl at the stroke of midnight on January 1 at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Weighing in at six pounds, eleven ounces, Kaylee Sayuri Merino was born to mother Rosalba Merino and father Eutiquio Mejia at exactly 12:00:00 a.m.
"We are thrilled and excited that New York City's first baby of 2013 was born at Elmhurst," said Chris Constantino, the Center's executive director. "Our staff is overjoyed."
Though the couple has an older child, Miguel, age 7, who was also born at Elmhurst Hospital, Kaylee Sayuri is the first daughter to be added to the family.
The baby was delivered by Dr. Ashley Davis and Maria Hernandez, RN.
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