Naalehu couple welcomes Big Island’s first baby of 2018

  • Proud parents Marcus Perez, Sr and Monique Temple of Naalehu hold Marcus Perez Jr. who was born 51 minutes past midnight on Jan. 01, 2018 at Hilo Medical Center. Photo: Tim Wright

Proud parents Marcus Perez Sr. and Monique Temple welcomed the Big Island’s first baby of the new year.

Marcus Perez Jr. was born to the Naalehu couple at 12:51 a.m. Monday at Hilo Medical Center.

The state’s first baby of the year was born at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Franklin Wilde Wilson weighed at 8 pounds 13 ounces, according to KHON-2.

Kona Community and North Hawaii Community hospital reported no births as of press time Monday.

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