Bay Area welcomes first babies of 2021

Courtesy: AdventHealth
Pictured: J’Lon Armoni Kiffin

Tampa’s first baby of 2021 was born at 12:12 a.m. Jan. 1 at Tampa General Hospital.

Hospital staff says Clair Carvalho was born weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces. She measures up at 20.5 inches long.

Parents Priscila and William Carvalho of Tampa are proud of their precious, celebrity baby girl. Dr. Adetola Louis-Jacques of USF Health had the honors of delivering the little bundle of joy. 

The baby girl even received some gifts from the Tampa Bay Lightning to welcome her into the world! 

Courtesy: Tampa General Hospital
Pictured: Clair Carvalho

Sarasota Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year at 1:39 a.m. Messiah Mays was born to proud parents Jordan Sawmiller and Quay Mays from Bradenton, Fla. He weighs seven pounds, 12 ounces. 

"We knew we might have the first baby of 2021, but we weren’t sure. Then he was born and everyone was just congratulating us and so excited," said Sawmiller.

Courtesy: Sarasota Memorial Hosptial
Pictured: Messiah Mays

After Mays, Sawmiller, and baby Messiah had a chance to rest and recover, SMH’s mother-baby team nurses presented them with a special New Year’s baby basket filled with gifts for the new baby.

Several hours after Messiah's arrival, AdventHealth Tampa welcomes a bouncing baby boy.  J’Lon Armoni Kiffin made his way into the world at 4:51 a.m. Staff says he weighs six pounds, nine ounces. He is 19.75 inches long.

Courtesy: AdventHealth
Pictured: J’Lon Armoni Kiffin and his mother

The first baby born in Manatee County entered the world at 5:55 a.m. and Manatee Memorial Hospital. 

Arav Uddin Mayed weighed six pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. The Family BirthPlace staff presented a special basket from the hospital filled with gifts for the new baby.

Courtesy: Manatee Memorial Hospital
Pictured: Arav Uddin Mayed and parents Abida Binte Sanuwar and Md Moinuddin 

The mothers and babies are all doing well. 


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