Kadlec Welcomes First Tri-Cities Baby of 2013

<p>Brianna Rabe (L) &amp; Cory Bridger (R) welcome Dominik James, the first Tri-Cities' baby of 2013.</p>

Brianna Rabe (L) &amp; Cory Bridger (R) welcome Dominik James, the first Tri-Cities' baby of 2013.

It didn't take long to Tri-Cities' newest resident of 2013 to arrive.

Brianna Rabe and father, Cory Bridger, welcomed baby boy, Dominik James at 12:01 a.m. yesterday morning at Kadlec Regional Medical Center  Dominik weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.

Then, just 39 minutes later, Victor and Kelsey Lancheros welcomed baby girl, Kaleigh, who weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 1/4 inches in length.

By 7 a.m., 5 babies were born at Kadlec on New Year's Day.

Both Dominik and Kaleigh received a specially made gift basket prepared by the Kadlec Birth Center staff.  All New Year's newborns at Kadlec received a baby blanket made by volunteers with Kadlec Auxiliary.