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Meet Kilani, the first 2013 baby born in Tallahassee

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jan 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-01 12:54:03-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --  Long after the New Year's Eve festivities, one local family is still celebrating, courtesy of a brand new baby girl.

The first 2013 baby born in Tallahassee, Kilani, weighs a healthy six pounds, three ounces. Kilani was born about a half hour into the New Year at Capital Regional Medical Center. Her mother Shadarica Harris says she's just happy she's happy, healthy and peaceful.

"She was making noises and doing birdcalls. She wasn't really fussy or anything," Harris said.

Harris said that she was anxious before giving birth, but that soon changed when she looked into her daughter's tranquil eyes.

Harris wasn't expected to give birth until January 14. She said that she'd been having a debate with her mother over whether or not Kalani would be born on the first or thirty first.

Harris said that her family members will be stopping by to see the bundle of joy.

Soon after the birth of Kilani, another baby was born at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. You can read about the second New Year's baby by Clicking Here.