Denzel Carl is CNMI’s New Year baby
Denzel Carl Dacasin Doria, is the CNMI’s first baby of 2023.
His parents, Veronica Samoray Dacasin, 39, and Carlo Ancheboy Doria, 39, rang in the New Year with their baby boy when he came into the world last Jan. 1 at 10am at the Commonwealth Health Center.
Veronica Dacasin was admitted into the Labor and Delivery unit at around 7pm on Dec. 31 and, after more than 15 hours of grueling labor, her healthy baby boy graced the world with his presence by way of normal delivery.
He weighed in at 5 lbs and 15 ounces, with a length of 48 cms, and a head circumference of 30.5 cms.
With his due date originally set for Jan. 10, Veronica Dacasin and Carlo Doria weren’t expecting their son to be born on New Year’s Day, but that it was a big “blessing” as they can simultaneously celebrate both the new year and the birth of their first child.
“I’m happy, it was hard, but it’s amazing. This is a blessing. When I saw my baby—I can’t explain it, but I’m very happy to see my son,” said Veronica Dacasin.
Brynna Lynch was the midwife; Dr. Michael Deary was Veronica Dacasin’s doctor; and Dr. Amanda Holloway was the infant’s pediatrician.
According to CHC, Denzel was the only baby born on New Year’s Day.
When sought for information as to whether there were New Year babies born on Tinian and Rota, CHC registered nurse Lovely Lopez said that the clinics there do not have the adequate facilities for mothers to give birth in their respective islands, so they are flown to Saipan to deliver at the Commonwealth Health Center. Veronica Dacasin and Carl Doria live and work on Saipan.
In Guam, the United States welcomed its first baby, a girl named Eliana Celis, around 12:30am delivered by Dr. Thomas Shieh at the Guam Memorial Hospital. She weighed 4 lbs and 17.5 oz.