First baby of New Year at Sentara

Published 5:35 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jaliyah Nicole Smith, the first baby born at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in 2016, is pictured with her mother, Erica Smith, who is also a New Year’s baby from more than two decades ago. Smith, a resident of Halifax, gave birth at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital’s Family Birthing Center at 7:52 p.m. on Jan. 1. Jaliyah was born weighing 6 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. She was delivered by Duc Trieu, M.D. Jaliyah’s father is Omar Barbour and her grandparents are Rozelle Smith-Younger, of Saxe, and Dwayne L. Younger, of Halifax. Jaliyah’s great grandparents are Annie Lois Younger, of Halifax, and Beatrice Smith, of Saxe. Erica and Jaliyah received a large diaper bag which included a wide variety of baby care items such as bath products, wipes, a blanket and car seat safety items.