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Parents celebrate New Years, and new life

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RICHLAND, WA.-- Raymond Preciado and Janet Reyes anxiously awaited the birth of their daughter on December 26th. But, their daughter had other plans!

Amaya Taylor Preciado arrived healthy, and happy at 7:59 Sunday morning at Kadlec Medical Center,  weighting 7lbs, 11oz. While her arrival might have been late for her due date, it was just on time to make her one of the first babies of the New Year!  

While Raymond and Janet are, of course, exhausted, they're also elated with the way they started 20-17. They weren't the only ones excited by their new bundle of joy! Kadlec nurses gave them, and all the parents of New Years babies gift cards to the hospital's gift shop as their way of saying congratulations.