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Mothers Enjoy a Very Special Christmas Present

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As many of you were opening presents by the tree this Christmas, others were enjoying some very special little packages, new born babies.

At 3:27 AM December 25th, the Christmas celebrations began, as the Boyd family welcomed Malahki into this world, the first baby to be born this holiday at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

"First child. First born. First boy of the grand kids," says new mother Tabitha Boyd. "It feels good. It was a blessing to be born on the day god was born," says Boyd.

While baby Malahki's due date was Christmas day, for Brenda James, a Christmas Day delivery was not exactly the holiday plan.

"I have four other kids at home, so we were going to wake up and open gifts like everyone else and just see family and friends today," says James.

At 31 weeks, James, gave birth to twin boys, Ryker and Roman, at 7:21 and 7:22 Christmas morning, giving her the best early Christmas presents she could imagine.

"I'm happy. I'm just glad they're in good condition and healthy for them being early, but I'm excited and everything and everyone I know is excited. What better gifts for Christmas than babies," says James.

Both Ryker and Roman are healthy but are being cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit right now.