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The first two babies of the year

The first two babies of the year
The first two babies of the year
Rafael Cirenio Barradas-Juan and Rosario Osorio hold their new son, Javed Rafael Barradas-Osorio, who was born Sunday. (Photo by Randy West)

The winner of the First Baby of the New Year Contest, Javed Rafael Barradas-Osorio, was born Sunday morning at 9:20 at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon. His parents, Rosario Osorio, 18, and Rafael Cirenio Barradas-Juan, 28, both of Corydon, are Hispanic and communicated with hospital personnel largely through the use of an interpreter on a special phone set-up.
Javed, who has a lot of black hair, is the couple’s first child. Osorio’s doctor is Gary Van Gaasbeek, and Javed’s doctor is Deborah Hall.
Javed weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long.
Osorio said she felt well because everything turned out all right. It wasn’t until the last minute that she found out the birth would be by cesarian.
Though she knew of the first baby contest, Osorio said she was surprised to learn that her child had won. She is a native of New Mexico.
Rafael works in construction. He is a native of Vera Cruz and attended the University of Vera Cruz for three years.
Because the First Baby of the New Year Contest is only open to mothers who reside in Harrison or Crawford counties, Michelle Lewis did not qualify to win, even though her child was the first baby born at HCH in 2003.
The following information is courtesy of the Meade County Messenger in Brandenburg.
Karah Ashlyn Renee Lewis was born Jan. 1 at 2:11 p.m. Her parents, Battletown natives Michelle and Joshua Lewis, work as an x-ray technician at HCH and an electrician at Norton’s Health Care in Louisville, respectively.
Karah joins two siblings: sister Andrea, 4, and brother Logan, 11-1/2 months.
Dr. Candace Embry delivered Karah, who weighed 7 pounds, and 12.6 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long.