Mom Lauren Swegle and dad Alex Abud with baby Cameron, the first baby of 2023 born at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Photo courtesy of Pen Bay Medical Center

ROCKPORT — The birth center at Pen Bay Medical Center announced their first baby of 2023.

The Rockport medical center, part of MaineHealth, said in a Thursday, Jan. 5 press release that mom Lauren Swegle and dad Alex Abud welcomed baby Cameron on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 8 p.m. Cameron weighed 6 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 18.5 inches long.

The state of Maine’s first baby of 2023 was born to a Waldoboro couple at Lincoln Health in Damariscotta. Jude Owen Dow was born at 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 1 to parents Kasey and Zachary Dow of Waldoboro.

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