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Seven Independence babies


Seven Independence babies

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THREE BIRTHS AFTER 7 p.m. brought the number of Independence babies to seven.

Melissa Gibson, 32, gave birth to her second child at the Bayview Hospital at 7:39. Her daughter weighed in at six pounds, two ounces.

Two other baby girls were born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as well.

Twenty-three year-old Katisha Devonish gave birth to a six-pound daughter at 7:54 p.m. Then at 10:25 p.m. the five pound nine-and-half ounce daughter of 38-year-old Natalie Clarke came into the world.

Jameilia Gill, 24, delivered the first baby and first boy of the day at 2:48 a.m. He was followed just under three hours later by the son of Dennies Collins. The third boy, born to Terencia Craig was actually due today, and made his appearance at 6:16 a.m.

Thirty-four-year-old Shantelle Lampitt delivered the first girl of the day at 8:04 a.m.

The girls eventually out-numbered the boys four to three. (YB)