First babies of 2021 arrive Jan. 2

  • Courtesy Hilo Medical Center Jayce Austin Phillips, born at 1:51 p.m. Jan. 2, was the second baby born at Hilo Medical Center in 2021. From left are OB nurse Kerri Beck, dad Joshua Phillips, mom Ariane Dayoan and Jayce, pediatrician Dr. Diana Linderoth and OB nurse manager Christina Ranan.

  • Courtesy Hilo Medical Center Baby boy Richard, born at 12:34 a.m. Jan. 2, was the first baby born at Hilo Medical Center in 2021. From left are obstetrician Dr. Celeste Adrian, OB nurse Kerri Beck, OB nurse aide Christy Domingo, mom Jasmin Richard with baby boy, and OB nurse manager Christina Ranan.

The first East Hawaii babies born in 2021 arrived a little later than the new year itself.

Hilo Medical Center welcomed the first babies of the year on Jan. 2.

Baby boy Richard was born at 12:34 a.m. to mom Jasmin Richard. He weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 18 inches long. Mom and baby were presented a gift basket stuffed with baby care supplies donated by the Eagles of Keaau.

Jayce Austin Phillips was born to Ariane Dayoan and Joshua Phillips at 1:51 p.m. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long. His big sister, 5-year-old, Averie Mae, was waiting anxiously for him to come home. The family was presented with a gift basket from Hilo Medical Center’s OB Unit.

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