Meet first baby of new year


Gainesville's New Year's baby, Trinity Marie Forro, was born Sunday at 12:08 a.m. Shown with her at Shands at the University of Florida are her parents, Mike and Christina, and her brother, Jeremiah, 18 months.

BRIANA BROUGH/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Monday, January 2, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 1, 2006 at 10:20 p.m.
Christina Forro would have been happy to give birth when she was due on Christmas Day, but little Trinity Marie had other plans.
The infant waited until eight minutes after midnight Sunday morning to come into the world, becoming Alachua County's first baby of the new year.
Forro was induced into labor at 9 a.m. Saturday at Shands at the University of Florida, but she wasn't ready to deliver until midnight. Nurses called area hospitals and confirmed Trinity was indeed the county's first birth in 2006 as soon as Dr. Shireen Madani delivered the 8-pound, 6.7-ounce baby.
"I kept telling her it would happen right after midnight," said Forro's father, Greg Griffis. "I had a very strong feeling about it."
But Forro was completely surprised. The 21-year-old mom said she'll tell her daughter in years to come that her birth "was a very big deal. It's pretty exciting."
Forro cuddled the sleeping little girl with puffy, round cheeks Sunday morning as her husband, Mike Forro, 24, entertained Trinity's big brother, 1 year-old Jeremiah.
Christina Forro said she chose her daughter's name because she wanted to use something from the Bible, but didn't like any of the women's names in it. She thought Trinity, which represents God the father, son and holy ghost, was a beautiful name.
The Forros live in Williston, and both work for Griffis Real Estate in Gainesville. They met in Michigan after Christina's mother, Carla Feoranzo, a member of the Coast Guard, tried to set her up with a co-worker. The co-worker turned out to be Mike Forro's roommate, who eventually introduced the couple.
As little Trinity began to stir and Jeremiah insisted on eating some of his mother's lunch, Mike Forro predicted that 2006 will be a busy and joyful year for his family.
When he first saw Trinity, he said, "I was just so happy. I couldn't stop smiling."
Tiffany Pakkala can be reached at (352) 338-3111 or pakkalt@ gvillesun.com.

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