Shortly after midnight, Dilcia Miguel of Westbury gave birth to the first baby of 2013 at Nassau University Medical Center.
Her baby girl, Sarah, entered the world at 12:04 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. and 4 oz. She was named after Miguel's mother, who passed away in October.
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According to hospital spokesperson Shelley Lotenberg, Miguel said she thanks God for this wonderful gift.
This is the first child for Miguel, age 33.