Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital:

• On July 29, a daughter, Hayden Joanne McCay, weighing 8 pounds, was born to Kelsey Lambe of Petersburg.

• On July 30, a son, Noah James Miles, weighing 8 pounds, 7 ounces, was born to Juliene and Andrew Miles of Skagway.

• On Aug. 1, a daughter, Olivia Jean McDonnell, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, was born to Laura Martinson and Kyle McDonnell of Juneau.

• On Aug. 2, a daughter, Kennedy Marie Duncan, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, was born to Andrea and Karl Duncan of Juneau.

• On Aug. 3, a son, Josiah Paul Jesus, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born to Patricia and Bryan Jesus of Juneau.

• On Aug. 3, a son, Matthew Ryder Wilkins, weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces, was born to Natalie Nicole and Casey Wilkins of Juneau.

• On Aug. 3, a daughter, Sofia Contreras, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, was born to Rebekah Sawers and Miguel Contreras of Hoonah.

• On Aug. 4, a son, Jaykob Charles Kestel, weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces, was born to Heather and JC Kestel of Juneau.

• On Aug. 5, a daughter, Beatrix Lucia Esmiol, weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces, was born to Lindy and Morris Esmiol of Juneau.

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