Families In South Florida Bring In 2017 With Newborns

Some Families In South Florida Brought In 2017 With Newborns

Around the world many people brought in the New Year by going to parties, clubs or just being surrounded by loved ones. In South Florida a couple of families brought in 2017 with their newborn babies.

In Miami-Dade County the title of first baby born went to Nishon’te King, who was born at 12:32 a.m. Born at Jackson South Community Hospital, she came into 2017 weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces.

After Nishon’te King’s arrival, little Marius Pruitt made his way into 2017 just minutes later. Weighing 7 and a half pounds, he was born at Memorial Regional in Hollywood with his older brother by his side.

South Florida wasn’t done yet with 2017 babies. At 12:48 a.m. Mount Sinai Hospital welcomed their first baby of 2017 as well. Yefry Medina weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and is 19.88 inches long.

Hours later South Miami Hospital welcomed Gabriella Moreno, who was born to two proud Cuban parents.

While all newborns now share January first 2017 as their birthday, none captured the very first 2017 baby born at a South Florida hospital. 7 News in Miami said Northwest Medical Center in Margate reported a baby born at 12:02 a.m.


But all that mattered to these South Florida families was a healthy baby.

Jasmine Aldiva and Marius Pruitt. Photo: 7 News Miami

Jasmine Aldiva gave birth to son Marius and said to NBC 6 the she was supposed to give birth on Christmas Day.

“At first, I thought we were going to have him on Christmas and everything,” she said to 7 News Miami. “I was having contractions, but they sent me home.”

Things changed and her baby waited until the next holiday to make an appearance.

“I wasn’t that many centimeters and out of nowhere he was like within an hour he was already nine centimeters ready to come out,” she said to NBC 6.

Standricka Wooden, mother of the first baby born in Miami-Dade, said Nishon’te King is joining a family of six older siblings- three brothers and three sisters.

“It’s a good feeling you know everyone happy everyone excited about her being here and it’s just a blessing,” Wooden said to NBC 6.