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A baby for the new year

Published:Friday | January 4, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Twenty-one-year-old Kayann Richards shows off newborn Oshane Anthony Flowers, who was born on New Year's Day at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon. - PHOTO BY HORACE FISHER

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

FIRST-TIME parents Sashane Flowers and Kayann Richards are still in a celebratory mood with the birth of their first child, Oshane Anthony Flowers, who holds the honour of being the first baby born at the May Pen Hospital, Clarendon on New Year's Day.

The birth of the couple's first child has so far attracted the generosity of the Clarendon's Kiwanis Club, which showered the newborn with gifts on the first day of 2013.

"I am so overwhelmed that my son was born today, my first child; born on New Year's Day. It is a great feeling and I give God thanks, 21-year-old Richards told The Gleaner on Tuesday.

She added: "While everyone was celebrating the New Year, I was giving birth and he was born at exactly 12:50 this morning, the only baby that born here today, so that makes the occasion even more special," she added with a broad smile.

Flowers informed The Gleaner in a telephone interview that the birth of his first child was enough to send him to cloud nine.

"It is a major achievement to be a father at 22, but for the baby to be born on New Year's Day makes me feel speechless right now," exclaimed Flowers, while fielding questions from The Gleaner, as he made his way to the hospital.

"I give God thanks for everything, mother is OK and baby is doing well, so what more could I ask for to start the new year?" said Flowers.