Galloway couple delivers with first baby of 2014

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The Bukula family of Galloway The Bukula family of Galloway receives a basket from the hospital auxiliary. Each year the auxiliary donates a basket to the first baby of the year. From left are first baby Jacob Bukula’s sister, Karen; AtlantiCare newborn nurse Bunny Weary; the baby’s father, Joâo, holding brother, Joshua; and mother, Emerence, holding Jacob.

A Galloway couple welcomed the first baby of 2014 born at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus at 1:03 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1.

The Bukula family celebrated New Year’s Day with a special addition at the Roger B. Hansen Center for Childbirth.

Jacob Bukula weighed 9-pounds, 12.6-ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

AtlantiCare staff presented his mother, Emerence; father, Joâo; sister, Karen; and brother, Joshua with a basket of gifts from the campus auxiliary.

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