Eastern Newfoundland welcomes first new years baby

Published on January 2, 2014
Hollie Rae Mercer (centre) is the first New Year's baby in 2014. She was born at 5:35 a.m. on Jan. 1 a the Carbonear General Hospital. Hollie Rae is the daughter of Brent (back left) and Lori Mercer of Shearstown. Also shown in the picture is big brother Caden.
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The new year was only a few hours old when eastern Newfoundland and Labrador has its first baby of 2014.

Hollie Rae Mercer was welcomed into the world at 5:35 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Carbonear General Hospital. Weighing nine pounds and seven ounces, Hollie Rae is the daughter of Brent and Lori Mercer of Shearstown.

Hollie's big brother, three-and-a-half-year-old Caden, was also there to welcome his new baby sister.