Bay County Welcomes First New Year's Baby

PANAMA CITY - It is a happy new year for a Gulf County couple who are parents of Bay County's first child born in 2014.

Rachel List and Randall Moore welcomed their new baby girl into the world at 4:05 Wednesday morning.

Little Randi Lasha Moore is the first baby of the new year born at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

She was born 2 weeks early.

Baby Randi's parents say they are pleased that she is happy and healthy.

The first new year baby may get all of the attention, but doctors say every baby at the hospital is special.

"I think New Year's is a great opportunity to just get attention about the miraculous process of pregnancy and delivery and the creation of a new soul. Every delivery is awesome, it's a miracle," said Steven G. Smith, OB/GYN.

"Every day is special, but the new year is a fresh start. We are bringing fresh life into the world helping families do that so it's special," Katie Glover, Registered Nurse.

Like most jobs, some days may be more hectic than others.

However, members of the Gulf Coast Medical staff say they wouldn't have it any other way.

Glover said,"They will always remember their nurse. Every woman remembers their nurse from every birth that they had. It's just special to help."

"It's a lot of fun to be here and get to see new babies and how people react. I love my job, said Bridget Reyes, Registered Nurse.

Two other women gave birth to health babies a few hours after List.

Gulf Coast Medical Center doctors delivered more than 2,300 babies last year.

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