Mocksville couple has one of first babies born in 2021 at Baptist

Published 10:54 am Thursday, January 7, 2021

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WINSTON-SALEM – It’s a girl.

Mia Camila Mendez was among the first babies to be born on New Year’s Day at The Birth Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mia made her debut at 5:30 a.m., weighing 5 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 18.2 inches long.

Her mother, Angelita Garcia-Cruz, and father, Jose Mendez, of Mocksville, are overjoyed at the birth of their daughter and look forward to her meeting her big brother soon.

“Pregnancy during the pandemic has been crazy; it’s been hard to isolate and limit time with family,” Garcia-Cruz said. “I’ve had a wonderful experience at The Birth Center though. Doctors and nurses have been great.”