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Baton Rouge hospitals welcome first new babies of 2021

Updated: Jan. 1, 2021 at 8:08 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials at Woman’s Hospital say the first baby born in their hospital in 2021 was so excited for the new year that he came into the world on his due date.

Baby Jax Friddle was born at 12:48 a.m. on Jan. 1, weighing 8 lbs. 6 oz; 21 3/4 inches long to parents Kirsten and Justin Friddle.

Congratulations to proud parents Kirsten and Justin!

Kirsten and Justin Friddle with Baby Jax
Kirsten and Justin Friddle with Baby Jax(Woman's Hospital)
Baby Jax Friddle
Baby Jax Friddle(Woman's Hospital)
Kirsten Friddle with Baby Jax
Kirsten Friddle with Baby Jax(Woman's Hospital)

At Baton Rouge General Hospital, Whitney Burton and Rickey Preston welcomed baby girl Destinee Royalty Preston into the world at 10:35 a.m.

Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby of 2021
Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby of 2021(BRG)

Their baby was 6 lb., 1 oz. Destinee was the first baby born in 2021 at the hospital. Mother and baby are both doing well.

Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby of 2021
Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby of 2021(BRG)
Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby of 2021
Baton Rouge General welcomes first baby of 2021(BRG)

At Ochsner Baton Rouge, mom, Wykira, welcomed her son, Eastyn Joseph, just a few minutes into the new year, officially at 12:10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Ochsner Baton Rouge announces its first baby of the year
Ochsner Baton Rouge announces its first baby of the year(Ochsner Baton Rouge)

Certified Nurse Midwife Jimi Aucoin delivered the baby boy at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge. The little bundle of joy weighed eight pounds, one ounce and measured 19 ¾ inches in length.

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