Buzgas welcome first baby of 2018
Homer celebrated a first recently. As in a first of 2018.
Brooke Addison Buzga became a part of Kenai Peninsula history on Jan. 4 when she earned the honor of being the first child born in Homer. The daughter of David and Jaime Buzga of Anchor Point was born at 8:29 a.m. at South Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Katie Ostrom delivered the child.
Brooke's distinction as the first baby born in Homer came as a surprise to her family — and almost everyone else. Her arrival came a week earlier than the expected Jan. 11 due date.
As part of being the first child born in Homer, Brooke has found herself the recipient of numerous gifts, including homemade blankets, a $100 gift card from Ulmer's, as well as items from the South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary and other local businesses and residents.
Brooke is welcomed home by two brothers: Blake, 5, and Bradley, who will be 3 in March.
Brooke joins a host of other "first borns" in Alaska. Valya Warner was Anchorage's first baby born in 2018. The daughter of St. Paul residents Richard and Rene Warner, Valya was Anchorage's first baby of the New Year when she was born at 2:07 a.m. at Alaska Native Medical Center.
Juneau's first baby, Adelaide Olivia Johnson was born at 12:27 a.m on Jan. 1. She is the daughter of Christine and Dominique Johnson of Mendenhall Valley.