PHOTOS: Hospitals across Hampton Roads welcome first babies born in 2022


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Hospitals across Hampton Roads welcomed the first babies born on January 1, 2022.

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With a new year, comes new life. While many residents were bringing in 2022 partying with family and friends, hospitals across Hampton Roads were busy welcoming the first local babies born in the new year.

At Sentara Obici Hospital, Hannah Downey and Matthew Walston from Suffolk welcomed their first child, Brixton Walston, at 12:25 a.m.

Brixton is a healthy and happy baby weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces.

Hannah Downey and Matthew Walston with baby Brixton, Jan. 1, 2022 (Photo Courtesy – Kelly Kennedy, Sentara Healthcare)

At Riverside Hospital, a local family welcomed Baby Jude. He was born at 3:13 a.m. weighing 7 pounds 1 ounce and is 20 inches long. 

At Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s BirthPlace, baby Macoy John Plageman arrived at 1:53 a.m. Macoy weighed in at six pounds, twelve ounces. He is the first baby born to new parents, Katie and John Plageman from Suffolk.

Mother Maribel Perez-Hernandez and father Leonel Vasquez-Escalante, meanwhile, welcomed Leo Jared Vasquez Perez at 8:33 p.m. on January 1, 2022. He was the first baby born in the New Year on the Eastern Shore.

He was 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Mother Maribel Perez-Hernandez and father Leonel Vasquez-Escalante welcomed Leo Jared Vasquez Perez

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