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New Year brings babies

— All four hospitals serving Okanogan County have welcomed their first babies of 2014.

Isaac James Hamernik was the county’s first baby. He was born at 12:54 a.m. New Year’s Day at North Valley Hospital.

His parents are local residents Cheyanne Hamernik, 15, and Justin Pritchett, 17.

Baby Isaac was 21.5 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. He was delivered by midwife Jackie Chambers.

His grandparents are Missy and Sam Pritchett, from Oak Harbor, Michelle Sankey, from Oroville and James Hamernik, from Oak Harbor.

Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak was the next facility to have a baby, followed by Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster and Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee.

Nathanial Marcus Hamilton Jr. was born at 7:01 p.m. Jan. 2 at Mid-Valley Hospital. He was 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

His parents are Irene Monaghan and Nathan Hamilton, from Omak.

He joins siblings Trenton Hamilton, 9; Akasha Hamilton, 9; and Alayzha Monaghan, 1.

His grandparents are Denise and James Hamilton Sr., and Violet Buckner and Stan Lowley.

Anahy Guadalupe Ramirez Carrillo was the first-born in 2014 at Brewster’s Three Rivers Hospital, coming into the world at 10:26 p.m. Friday.

Parents Maricela Carrillo and Jose De Jesus Ramirez and siblings Jesus Ramirez Carrillo, 6, and Adrian Ramirez Carrillo, 4, are from Bridgeport.

“I have had all my children at Three Rivers Hospital and everything has always been real good,” Maricela Carrillo said.

A 2014 baby has been born at Coulee Medical Center, but the hospital did not release any information. A spokeswoman said the hospital was waiting on permission from the parents to release the information.

Ferry County Memorial Hospital in Republic does not have an obstetrics department.

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