New Year's baby shares birthday with cousin

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:45

    WARWICK-What are the odds of two sisters giving birth on the same date? Now, what are those odds if that date happens to be New Year's Day? The first baby born on this New Year's Day at St. Anthony Community Hospital has a first cousin who arrived on New Years Day one year ago, at the same place and under the supervision of the same physician. The hospital's first baby of 2005, Daniella, was born at 9:31 a.m. the morning of Jan. 1 to proud parents Diane Clones and David Negron of Monroe. She weighed six pounds and 13 ounces, and was delivered by Alex M. Joanow, D.O. Last New Year's Day at the Kennedy Birthing Center, the same physician delivered Paul Hovsepian Jr., the son of Paul and Lauren Hovsepian, of Monroe. Diane Clones and Lauren Hovsepian are sisters. This New Year's morning, grandparents Christopher and Barbara Clones joined Paul and Lauren Hovsepian, with their children Kendra, 7; Devin, 2; and Paul Jr., to welcome the newest member of the family. Paul Jr. was also celebrating his first birthday, an event he will now share each year with his new cousin. Babies "R" Us in Middletown presented Daniella's parents with a basket of gifts, including clothing and accessories, as well as boxes of announcements and thank-you cards. The parents were also invited to enjoy a free dinner at Warwick's Harpoon Bay restaurant.