TWO hours after 2009 closed, the family of a delivery man welcomed a new addition, a baby girl.
The infant, who remained unnamed yesterday, is the second daughter of Gomer and Perlita Cañete of Barangay Guba and was delivered at 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2010.
She was sound asleep in her mother’s embrace when Sun.Star Cebu found her in Bed 23 of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) yesterday.
Gomer, 29, a delivery man working in a soy sauce factory, said he couldn’t yet figure out what to name their child, as many of his relatives asked that she be named after them.
“Naglibog gyud ko kung unsa ang akong ipangalan aning bataa (I’m confused about what to name this child),” said Gomer, who scratched his head in confusion.
His love for the newborn, however, overshadowed any irritation from the task of coming up with the perfect name.
“Bisag intawn gamay pa siya, maningkamot ko nga sa pagdako niya, makahatag gyud siya ug swerte sa among pamilya (I will strive so that when she grows up, she will be in a position to bring our family some good luck),” said Gomer.
He said it was a source of pride that his daughter was the first baby born in 2010 in the Cebu City Government’s hospital.
His elder daughter, Tijuana Jane, 5, has been looking forward to having a little sister, he added.
Aside from the Cañete family’s newest blessing, 18 other babies were delivered on New Year’s Day in CCMC, including twin girls.