Jan. 2 brought a welcome addition to the Vallejo/Jimenez family in Hollister and the first baby of the new year to Hazel Hawkins Hospital.
Cassandra Vallejo and Jesus Jimenez welcomed their daughter, Annalieyah, on Monday at 12:17 a.m., missing New Year's Day by only 17 minutes. Their little bundle of joy weighed in at 7 pounds, 8.8 ounces and is 18 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Ralph Armstrong, OB/GYN.
The staff was equally excited because little Annalieyah is also a new addition to the Hazel Hawkins Hospital family as her grandma, Corina, works in the Surgery Department.
The couple was thrilled that their daughter was the hospital's New Year Baby and were all smiles when the staff in the hospital's Maternal Child Unit presented them with a gift basket and gift certificates to celebrate the occasion.
Annalieyah is the first child for the couple, who said they are looking forward to getting her home and settling in with their new family. Mom, Cassandra, stated "She is going to be a spoiled princess."