Gardnerville couple give birth to Barton’s first baby of 2010 |

Gardnerville couple give birth to Barton’s first baby of 2010

Roseann Keegan
Roseann Keegan / Tahoe Daily TribuneYoni Ismael Lopez, born at 12:54 p.m. on New Year's Day, was the first baby born at Barton Memorial Hospital in 2010.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – When Cinddy and Guilmer Lopez of Gardnerville entered Barton Memorial Hospital at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day, they didn’t think Cinddy would give birth to the hospital’s first baby of 2010.

“I thought someone else would come in and deliver before that,” said Guilmer Lopez, 33.

The couple’s third child, Yoni Ismael Lopez, was born at 12:54 p.m. on Jan. 1 after about eight hours of labor. The boy was a healthy 7 pounds, 13 ounces, stretching 20 inches long and sporting a full head of thick, black hair.

Six days old, Yoni slept peacefully in his father’s arms on Thursday afternoon. Typical of newborns, Yoni has his days and nights a bit mixed up.

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“He sleeps a lot, but only during the day,” Guilmer said.

Cinddy Lopez, 30, was due Dec. 29 and thought her son might arrive sometime around the New Year’s holiday, she said. The boy, delivered by Dr. Kris Kobalter, was the only baby born at Barton on Jan. 1.

“I was surprised,” Cinddy Lopez said.

Yoni’s siblings are Andy, 12, and Joselyn, 7, who both attend Scarselli Elementary School in Gardnerville. Joselyn smiled broadly when asked if she was excited to be a big sister.

Guilmer Lopez looked at his daughter and said proudly, “She’s still my baby girl.”

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