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Baton Rouge General welcomes first 2017 Mardi Gras babies

5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Tuesday, February 28 2017 Feb 28, 2017 February 28, 2017 2:17 PM February 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge General is celebrating its first Mardi Gras babies of 2017.

Halie Branam and Jay Johnson welcomed baby Leaon Francis Johnson into the world at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday. Weighing 6 lbs and 12 oz, Leaon is the first Mardi Gras baby born at Baton Rouge General in 2017.

According to a statement from the hospital, Leaon’s birth was followed by a second birth just 26 minutes later. Finley Daniel Amie was born to Danielle and Nathan Amie at 10:18 a.m.

The hospital reports that both families are doing great.

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