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Local family celebrates ultimate Christmas gift

Posted: 1:38 PM, Dec 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-26 18:58:54-05

Some people wish for gifts and good fortune at Christmas, but all one local family wished for this year was a healthy baby.

“It was a little planned, so I’m glad it worked out. The actual due date was tomorrow,” Crissy Salinas said.

Crissy Salinas delivered her first child, a baby girl named Amorina, at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday.

“I mean it’s just amazing. The feeling is amazing. The day is amazing,” Salinas said.

Baby Amorina weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. She was the first baby born on Christmas at CHRISTUS Spohn South this year.

Carla Scott has been a registered nurse for 24 years and said she looks forward to working Christmas day each year.

“It’s a joyous day to see the parents with their new baby, and what better Christmas gift than a new baby, so it’s always a happy time here,” Scott said. “To be able to participate in that is very rewarding.”

Mom and Dad are already in love with their new bundle of joy.

They asked hospital staff if baby Amorina would receive a gift for being born on Christmas. It wasn’t long until KRIS 6 News crews arrived and they found out one of their gifts was a story on the evening news.

Crissy Salinas delivered her first child, a baby girl named Amorina, at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday.