New Year’s Baby: Girl Born at 12:15 a.m. at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

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Baby Imane was born on New Year’s Day. She is shown here in the hospital with mom Benoitte Muzito, dad Patrick Muyaya and her two older brothers. PHOTO | Adventist Healthcare

A Rockville family welcomed a new addition to their family shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Benoitte Muzito delivered a baby girl, named Imane, at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 1.  The infant girl weighed in at 6 pounds and 13 ounces, according to hospital officials.

Imane is one of the first babies born in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in 2017.

A hospital spokesperson said both mom and baby are resting and doing well.

“We are delighted to celebrate Shady Grove Medical Center’s first baby of 2017,” said Kathy Dallas, director of Women’s and Children’s Services. “We look forward to welcoming many more babies to our Shady Grove family this year.”

As the first baby born at Shady Grove in 2017, Imane and her parents received a special gift from the hospital – a large basket of gifts filled with toys, books, clothing and other baby essentials.

Below, are family photos released by the hospital:

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