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The Okanagan's first New Year's babies
Photo: Deborah Pfeiffer
Gursimart Chahal with baby girl born Jan. 1 at Penticton Regional Hospital. Baby is not yet named.
First BC baby born in 2013 from Merritt.
Penticton can lay claim to the first arrival of 2013 in the Okanagan.
The Okanagan's new year baby was born at Penticton Regional Hospital at 2:57 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
The baby girl, who has yet to be named, was born to Gursimart and Baljinder Chahal.
She came in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce.
This is the second child for the couple who also have a five-year-old boy Arshdeep.
Hospital staff say mother and baby are doing fine and expect the two to leave for home sometime Wednesday.
The first baby born in Vernon came a little more than an hour later.
Aberley Jean Obando-Ortiz was born at 4:05 p.m. at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
She came into the world weighing 5 pounds 15 ounces.
Her parents, Kristy Obando-Ortiz and Shane McDougall are from Vernon.
Kelowna's first baby of 2013 didn't come until 7:15 Tuesday evening.
Miguel Norjeng Japson was born to Jennifer Mendoza and Norlan Japson of Kelowna.
The baby boy weighed in at 5 pounds 8 ounces.
The province's first baby of 2013 was born at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops at 12:02 a.m.
David Jr. Ricky Joe James was born to David James and Geraldine James of Merritt.
If you are one of the proud parents send us your New Year's baby photos and we'll put them up.
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