Esther Florandy Saint Aude was born about 2:31 a.m. at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Esther Florandy Saint Aude. Credit: Courtesy of Saint Aude family / MaineHealth

One of the first babies born in 2023 was welcomed at a Portland hospital early Sunday morning.

Esther Florandy Saint Aude was born about 2:31 a.m. at Maine Medical Center, according to a spokesperson for MaineHealth.

The girl was born weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces, and 21 inches long.

“We are so happy to welcome our daughter,” her parents, Emmanuella Saint Aude and Widner Los of Westbrook, said.

As of noon Sunday, no new births had been reported within the Northern Light Health system’s hospitals.