Meet Duval County’s 1st babies of 2021

Kasani Finley was born at UF Health at 12:02 a.m.

Anna, Vladimir, and baby Roman Orgunov (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Born at 12:02 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Kasani Finley was one of the first Jacksonville babies welcomed into 2021 at UF Health.

“Mom Taliyah is thrilled, and so are we. Happy New Year!” UF Health wrote on Facebook.

Anna and Vladimir Orgunov’s family also got a little bigger as they kicked off 2021. Their little boy born at Baptist Health was among the first babies born at a Jacksonville-area hospital this year.

Roman was born at 1:20 a.m. and weighs 7 pounds, 14 ounces. He is 21 inches long.

“His due date was December 31st so he was right on time,” Anna Orgunov, Roman’s mother, said.

The family did receive a special onesie and a gift basket from Baptist Health for being the first baby born at the hospital.

Baby Roman Orgunov (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

“We got some cute little onesies, we got a cute little toy, some swaddles, washing shampoo, some more stuff here,” said Orgunov.

The Orgunov’s are first-time parents but remain in a sense of bliss as they welcome their new family member.

“I just hope that we’re going to be good parents as well, so for our wishes, it’s that he’s just going to be healthy, safe, and have a bright future,” said Vladimir Orgunov, Roman’s father.

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Carianne Luter is an Award-Winning Digital Media and Engagement Manager for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She won "Best Social Media Engagement Strategy" during the Local Media Association 2022 Digital Innovation Awards. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.