Eastern Carolina’s 2023 New Year babies

Braddy Family
Braddy Family(ECU Health Medical Center)
Published: Jan. 1, 2023 at 12:31 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2023 at 7:44 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The first babies of 2023 were born shortly after midnight at ECU Health Medical Center and Carolina East in New Bern.

In Greenville, Owen Braddy was born at 12:10 a.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces.

He is the son of Kaitlyn and James Braddy of Washington, N.C.

Both baby and mother are doing well. Owen’s Mother, Kaitlyn Braddy says he was a little six weeks early, so having the first baby in Greenville was quite the shock.

“Well, it’s a little exciting definitely a once in a lifetime experience,” said Owen Mother, Kaitlyn Braddy. “Not many people can say “hey we had the first baby of the year.”

In New Bern, Khione Harris was born at 12:01 a.m. and weighs 6 pounds and 12 ounces.

She is the daughter of mother Athena Hadden and father JC Harris. Harris was also born on January 1, so he now shares a birthday with his new daughter.

Khione Harris and her parents, JC Harris on the right and Athena Hadder on the left.
Khione Harris and her parents, JC Harris on the right and Athena Hadder on the left.(CarolinaEast)