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Family receives the 'best present ever' this Christmas

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One local family received what could be called the greatest gift this Christmas Day, the gift of life.

"Best present ever," Jose Tapia, father of the newborn said.

Baby Leilah was born this morning at Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area to Priscilla Rodriguez and Jose Tapia.

Leilah arrived at 11:40 this morning. She weighed 7 lbs and 5 oz. 

Rodriguez says that she was not expecting to give birth on Christmas but could not think of just one word to describe her feelings.

"Wonderful. Happy. Excited that I got this beautiful, healthy baby," Rodriguez said.

Leilah was the first baby born on Christmas Day 2017 at Bay Area Hospital.

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