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Meet The 2019 First Baby Of Newtown: Zoe Boros’s Birth Was A Blink-And-You-Miss-It Moment



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Brett Boros tried to take photos of his wife giving birth earlier this month.

Looking at a series of photos on his cell phone, one has a time stamp of 6:54 pm, January 5, and it shows his wife Monica just about to push. The next photo, taken at 6:58, shows Monica holding Zoe, the couple’s second daughter, born one minute earlier.

“That’s it,” Mr Boros laughed this week. “Three minutes, and she was done.”

The second child of the Newtown couple, Zoe Boros has been named The Newtown Bee First Baby of 2019. She was born on Saturday, January 5, at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr Anupama Narla, MD, was the attending physician.

Zoe was 21 inches long at the time of her birth, and she weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. She joins an older sister, Mya, 3.

Mya’s birth, Monica said this week, was a tad more involved.

“I had a Cesarean with her,” Ms Boros said Wednesday, January 23. “It was definitely a different experience,” she added, laughing.

Zoe’s maternal grandparents are Gerry and Ralph Luongo of Stratford, and her paternal grandparents are Patti and Gary Boros of Monroe. She has also been welcomed by aunts and uncles Tara and Jake Harris, Kate Boros, and El and Jordan Marrone.

Ms Boros missed the first announcement of this year’s First Baby Contest when it ran in The Newtown Bee. Readers were reminded in December that a massive prize package would be awarded, for the 58th straight year, to the Newtown family whose child was born closest to the stroke of midnight January 1, 2019.

It was a friend at work, she said, who alerted her when the original deadline of January 8 was extended. Other residents also reached out — and The Newtown Bee extends sincere congratulations to all of them — but it was the Boros family who nudged ahead of everyone, thanks to the quick arrival of their newest little member.

The Prize Package

Thanks to local businesses and organizations, the Boros family will be enjoying a prize package with something for everyone. Following are the gifts that were donated for this year’s First Baby Prize Package:

A $75 gift certificate toward a gutter cleaning from Anthony Mason Custom Gutter & Roofing; a European facial at Avance Day Spa; a $50 gift certificate from Basil Rose Boutique; a $30 gift certificate from Barnwood Grill; dinner for Monica and Brett at Blue Colony Diner; a $25 gift certificate from Byrd’s Books; three haircuts for Brett at Danny’s Barbershop; ten movie passes to Edmond Town Hall; a $25 gift certificate from Hollandia Nurseries; a one-hour personal training session for Monica at Joanne’s Fitness Studio;

a large cheese pizza from Lions Bleeker Street Pizza; a $25 gift card from Main Street Adventures; a $25 gift certificate from McGuire’s Ale House; a $50 gift certificate from Murphy’s Pub/Hog Wild BBQ; breakfast for Monica and Brett at My Place Restaurant; a one-year subscription to The Newtown Bee; an oil change from Newtown Car Care Center; a $25 gift certificate from Newtown Color Center; a $50 gift card from Newtown Hardware; a $25 savings account at Newtown Savings Bank; a $25 gift certificate from Nick’s Catering; a large cheese pizza from Papa Al’s Pizza-Pasta-Subs;

a $25 gift certificate and a laundry bag from PJ’s Laundromat; a $50 gift certificate from Ricci’s/a TIGI-In Crown Salon and Hero Barbering; a baby band and $25 gift card from Silver Touch; a $25 gift certificate from Southbury Country Florist; a $50 gift certificate from Tambascio’s Italian Grill; a $50 gift certificate from UK Gourmet; and a gift bottle of Roeder Estate Brut Champagne from Yankee Wine & Spirits.

Zoe Boros, sleeping in her father’s arms, has been named The Newtown Bee First Baby of 2019. Surrounding her at her home Wednesday morning, January 23, were, from left, her mother, Monica; big sister, Mya; and father, Brett.  (Bee Photo, Hicks)

Zoe Boros spent much of the time while her parents and big sister were being interviewed by The Newtown Bee sleeping, but that did not disqualify the family from receiving a great array of gifts from local businesses this week. Zoe has been named the 2019 First Baby of Newtown.  (Bee Photo, Hicks)

The First Baby of Newtown 2019 will win for his or her family everything from baked goods and champagne to savings bonds, multiple dining opportunities, and even automotive services from two dozen local businesses.

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