She’s mom and done with the birth of her second daughter and fourth child on New Year’s Day.
Cynthia Gacuray, along with her husband, Robelio, are thrilled to welcome the birth of Zia Ava, the first born baby of 2017 at the the Lloydminster Hospital.
The baby girl was born on Jan. 1 at 5:46 p.m. and weighed in at 5 lb. 7 oz. and could be the couple’s last child.
“This is my fourth child, so we have two boys and two girls,” said the happy mom at the maternity ward where she and Zia were resting on Jan. 2.
Her boys are 10 and 14 and her first daughter is eight years old.
Gacuray said she picked the name Zia Ava for her newborn daughter for two good reasons.
“It’s cute and because she will be our last, so the first name should start with the last letter of the alphabet,” she said. “Four is enough.”
Gacuray said she was somehow expecting to be delivering the second Lloydminster baby of the year despite knowing her due date was Jan. 1.
“The due date was Jan. 1, but I thought it would likely come out on Jan. 2, but it’s a good thing it came out Jan. 1,” she said with a laugh.
For delivering the first baby of the year, Gacuray will receive a gift basket from the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation.
The basket will include a picture frame, diapers and some sleepers according to Lloydminster Hospital staff.
The Gacurays are from the Philippines and have lived in Lloydminster for about eight years.
Cynthia is an administrative assistant with Brighter Horizon Financial Services Inc. Robelio is a mechanic at Agland where he went first thing on Monday morning to tell his co-workers about his new daughter.
Cynthia is also swamped with congratulations locally and from relatives in southeast Asia.
“My mother in-law is here and they (family in Philippines) are already aware I gave birth and they are so happy,” she said.