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Marian Regional Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2020 in Santa Barbara County

Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 00:12:24-05

Marian Regional Medical Center welcomed in Leo Cerezo as the first baby born in Santa Barbara County in 2020.

Leo was born at 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 1. weighing 8 pounds, four ounces, and measured at 21 1/4 inches long.

Leo's mother, Daisha Loreto, and father Bernardo Cerezo, are overjoyed about their New Year's arrival. Leo is the second baby for the proud parents, who also have a daughter named Khalanie.

To celebrate and welcome this bundle of joy, the hospital presented the family with a gift basket filled with goodies and essentials for the their newborn.

"It feels unbelievable to have the New Year's baby, and we will have a countdown to his birthday each year," says new father Bernardo. "We are so blessed because our first baby was premature and this time was a different experience; he is a healthy, full-term baby boy."

Both mom and baby are healthy and doing well.