Leighia MacDonald of Manteo welcomed her son Omari White, the first baby born in 2022 at The Outer Banks Hospital, on Jan. 4 at 7:58 a.m. Weighing nine pounds, 10 ounces, Baby Omari has two brothers, Tyson Barco (9) and Dequarez “Quez” White (2). “Quez is really into it,” said Leighia, smiling. “He loves to help — he tried to put on his [Omari’s] pants this morning.” Mom offered a shout-out to Dan Dwyer, MD, and the nurses. “They were awesome. I couldn’t have done it without them,” she said. “It was a great experience.” Pictured are Dequarez White, Leighia MacDonald, and Omari White.