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New Year, new babies

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
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Chris Bubar, left, of Levant, looks at his newborn daughter, Lelia Marie Bubar as he sits at Eastern Maine Medical Center with Lelia's mother, Jen Cormier on Friday, January 1, 2010. Cormier's mother, Shelley Cormier, of Rumford, center, and other family and friends were on hand to greet the first baby of 2010 born in Bangor. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT

BANGOR, Maine — One baby girl was so anxious to greet the new decade, she was born just four minutes after midnight Friday at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

Alysha Webb of Wilton gave birth to her second daughter, Sonya, according to Jill Gray, community relations manager for the hospital in western Maine. The baby weighed 9 pounds and 6 ounces.

Webb also has a 3-year-old daughter named Selena, Gray said in a press release issued New Year’s Day.

A phone survey of Maine medical facilities with obstetric departments revealed that the girl apparently was the first baby born in the state in 2010.

Baby girls were born at 1:19 a.m. Maine Medical Center in Portland and at 3:23 a.m. at York Hospital in York, according to spokesmen for those facilities.

The first baby born at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor also was a girl, born at 7:30 a.m.


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