New baby born in 2009

Vermilion Parish welcomed its first baby of 2009 to the world Monday at Abbeville General Hospital. Nariah Chardae Wiltz, a seven-pound, 12-ounce baby girl, was born at 12:14 p.m. Monday to proud parents, 30-year-old Kimberly Landry and her boyfriend, Brady Wiltz of Abbeville.

Boyfriend Wiltz said he is “excited and happy” about becoming a first-time father, and said “it’s a blessing to have the first child born in Vermilion Parish in 2009.” Being a father is still sinking in, but Wiltz boasts proudly about his brand new baby girl - “19 and a half inches!” he exclaimed about her length.

Baby Nariah is Landry’s second child, and already has a brother named Trejai Baudoin. Not only is she Landry’s first daughter, but she will forever be immortalized as the first baby born in Vermilion Parish for the year.

“I’m excited,” mother Landry said about giving birth to the first baby in 2009 for the Parish. “We’re going home tomorrow, hopefully,” she said. Landry said she had a typical birth, and baby Nariah was born healthy, with no problems at all.

Nurses who were on duty during Landry’s labor said she was a “wonderful patient” and baby Nariah was “a good baby, good health, and we’re glad she’s here.” In order to welcome the first baby of 2009 to the world, the Abbeville General nurses staff presented Landry with a gift basket stocked full of diapers, bottles and other baby items that Landry said a new mother can never have enough of.

The day after her birth, Nariah’s aunt, cousin and grandmother met her proud parents at the hospital to celebrate her birth. “I can’t wait to spoil her!” grandmother Geraldine Jackson confessed.

Sleeping in her bassinette, baby Nariah gently coos when her mother picks her up for a picture. She is quiet, sweet and cute - a good omen for 2009 indeed.

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