First baby of 2010

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Bonnie Monte and Edward Padilla, of Alamo, are the proud parents of Socorro’s first baby of the new year. The baby girl was born Monday, Jan. 4, 7:45 a.m., at Socorro General Hospital. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces.
Monte said she nearly didn’t make it to the hospital before the baby was born: “I almost had her at Water Canyon, along the road,” she said. “We had to pull over, but I was able to make it in time.” A name for the new arrival has not yet been chosen.