Charlottesville's First Baby of the New Year

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

January 2, 2006

The new year has brought a lot of joy to a few parents all over the world this weekend as they became the proud parents of the first babies of the new year.

Charlottesville's first baby of 2006 began at the University of Virginia Medical Center over the weekend. Baby Luz Aide Gonzalez-Lopez was born at 5:08 a.m. Sunday January 1, 2006.

She weighed in at 6 lbs 2 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long.

Both parents, Avida Lopez-Gutierrez and Saluztrio Gonzalez, are from Mexico and currently live in Culpeper, this is there first child.

They say it's a great joy to have a health baby, but it adds just a little more excitement to have the first baby of the year in Charlottesville.

"I'm nervous, but at the same time I'm happy to have my baby in my hands," said Lopez-Gutierrez.

The University of Virginia had the first birth in Charlottesville, but Martha Jefferson has the first set of twins born Monday, January 2, 2006, at 8:19 a.m.

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