110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Damarys arrives early at 1:40 a.m.
posted Jan 1, 2014 - 2:31:39pm
Melissa Alfonso and Michael Albert Miller of Deltona welcomed West Volusia's first baby of 2014 at 1:40 a.m. Jan. 1.
Damarys Mikora Miller was ready to come even earlier, when the new year was only about 10 minutes old, her mother said, but the hospital staff urged her not to push until the doctor arrived.
Born prematurely at just 33 weeks gestation, little Damarys weighed 4 pounds, 6 ounces, but is strong and healthy, her mother said.
Having holiday babies is nothing new for Alfonso. Her first child, 9-year-old Amarilys Santana, was born on Mother's Day. Her second child, 3 1/2-year-old Michelle Marie Miller, was born on Father's Day.
The birthdate of her only son, 1-year-old Drake Isaiah, was between those of his sisters, on May 26.
"Now, this one is a New Year's baby," Alfonso said. "They're all special."
Because of her birth weight, Damarys will have to wait a day or two at Florida Hospital DeLand before joining her siblings, which also include Nataly Miller, at home in Deltona.
"She's not allowed to leave yet. They've got to keep an eye on the little baby," Alfonso said Wednesday afternoon.
The New Year's baby's maternal grandparents are Magalys Mejias and Leonardo Alfonso. Her paternal grandparents are Angeles Vega and Ismael Vega.
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