Saint Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2013

Family BirthPlace Ends Year with Record Deliveries

Saint Francis Medical Center celebrated its first baby delivered in 2013. At 5:06 am on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, a baby boy was welcomed into the world by proud parents Tafawny and Andrew Vanek of Jackson, Mo., and caring Family BirthPlace nursing staff. Heather L. Cugini, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist at Saint Francis, delivered the six-pound, 13-ounce, 19.75-inch baby Hunter Glen. To further welcome the new arrival, the Medical Center presented the family with a special basket of baby items.

The Saint Francis nursing staff recalled many unique names given to children throughout 2012, but some names appeared more often than others at the Saint Francis Family BirthPlace. For girls born at Saint Francis in 2012, the most popular name was Emma; and for boys, Bentley and Easton. These names were followed closely by Avery, Isabella and Zoe for girls, and Aiden, Liam and Mason for boys. Names new on the list for 2012 were Journie, Landry and Oktober for girls and Ryder, Jett and Lincoln for boys. A popular name for both boys and girls was Peyton.

This was another year for breaking records in the Family BirthPlace. A new annual record was set with 1,039 deliveries, including 19 sets of twins and one set of triplets.

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