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First baby born in Meridian in 2021

Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 8:32 PM CST
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - While the world welcomed the year 2021 Friday. A Philadelphia couple welcomed a new life.

Jessica and Michael Tucker delivered Meridian’s first baby of 2021 at Rush Foundation Hospital at 1:24 p.m., Friday.

Their baby boy, Micah Tucker is one the newest additions to the world. Micah was supposed to be born on New Years Eve. Instead, he was born on New Year’s Day.

“We know he’s special. And there’s a special occasion for it,” Jessica said.

Having a baby during the pandemic wasn’t ideal for the couple. But they say the hospital staff made them feel special.

“It’s really nerve wracking to worry.” Michael said, “And of course, us not being able to have our family here. But the people here really made us feel comfortable. They’re wonderful.”

Micah Tucker was born 7 pounds, and 3 ounces. He was delivered by Dr. Virginia Carney Nelson.

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