Central Carolina Hospital Welcomes First Baby Girl and Baby Boy of the New Year

January 2, 2021

Central Carolina Hospital is ringing in 2021 with the year’s first two bundles of joy - a baby girl and a baby boy born just 10 minutes apart on January 1, 2021. Baby girl, Kamauri, was born first to mom, Genesis, at 2:42pm weighing just 5 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. Baby boy, Mertt, was born second to mom and dad, Tasha and Morgan, at 2:52pm weighing 8 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches.

Kamauri is the first official birth of the New Year and is Genesis’ first baby. She is thankful for a good experience, saying she had a quick labor with barely any pain. Kamauri was a New Year surprise, coming early at exactly 36 weeks. 

The first time mom said she relied on online shopping to get what she needed for Kamauri’s arrival so that she didn’t have to go out much during the pandemic. When asked what she would tell her daughter about 2020, Genesis said “2020 was hard because of the pandemic but I will tell her that this year showed that nothing is impossible to overcome.”

Mertt was also Tasha and Morgan’s first baby together. Tasha is thankful for her nurses and a positive experience at CCH, saying “We had an awesome team that stayed on top of everything, especially after the birth to notice anything that may be going wrong”. 

Pregnancy during a pandemic had challenging moments for the couple as well, with Morgan saying he missed out on many of Mertt’s ultrasounds. “I’m hopeful things will get back to normal as he grows up,” said Morgan. The parents are happy to have baby Mertt here and say that so far, he’s been an easy baby!

CCH’s Labor and Delivery Unit is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents in the region. Though working through a pandemic comes with it’s fair share of difficulties, the babies born at CCH over the last year have been a source of joy for staff.

“Our clinical and support staff are committed to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for moms and babies,” said hospital CEO, Spencer Thomas. “It is one of our great privileges to help our community’s families welcome their newest additions in a positive and memorable way.”

Central Carolina Hospital's birthing center consists of five private and spacious labor and delivery suites. Birthing suite amenities include private bathrooms with jacuzzi tubs, sleeper sofas for dads, central monitoring, and in-room infant care areas. The unit provides management of premature labor, fetal surveillance and delivery of term infants. For more information or to get connected with a provider, please visit CentralCarolinaHosp.com.