Baton Rouge General Welcomes First 2017 Mardi Gras Babies

(WBRZ News 2) Baton Rouge General is celebrating its first Mardi Gras babies of 2017.

Halie Branam and Jay Johnson welcomed baby Leaon Francis Johnson into the world at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday. Weighing 6 lbs and 12 oz, Leaon is the first Mardi Gras baby born at Baton Rouge General in 2017.

According to a statement from the hospital, Leaon’s birth was followed by a second birth just 26 minutes later. Finley Daniel Amie was born to Danielle and Nathan Amie at 10:18 a.m.

The hospital reports that both families are doing great.

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