See smaller Baby's first year — It's been an eventful first year for Anna Mary Hayton Buonocore, the first baby born in Collier County in 2006. Anna was born Jan. 1, 2006 at 2:03 a.m. at North Collier Hospital's Birth Place to parents Rachel and George Buonocore III, and joined big brother George IV in this tight-knit family. All the media attention at her grand entrance began an adventurous year that included a budding modeling career, a medical challenge and travel. 'She came out ready to go,' said Rachel, 32, a teacher at Children's Montessori School in Naples. 'She is just fascinated with everything.' The day after her birth, doctors found that Anna had been born with a dislocated hip. 'That was a big traumatic moment because we worried if our baby was going to have this problem for the rest of her life,' said her father. 'Every week, we were chewing our fingernails.' After six weeks in a sling that kept Anna in what her parents described as a 'frog position,' her tiny leg eventually settled into its socket as the muscles and tendons around it developed normally. A year later, her parents describe Anna as a bubbly toddler with the ability to take everything in stride — from rides on the family boat to modeling clothes for magazine and newspaper ads for Little Merchants, the Buonocores' children's store in Bonita Springs. 'When she's on the boat, she loves going fast,' said her proud father. 'We put her on the boat and when we throttled it up, she grins from ear to ear.' When the family planned a trip to Kingston, Jamaica, to visit Rachel's relatives, there was no doubt Anna would go along. 'She went down to Jamaica this summer in August and met all her cousins, aunts and uncles. That was the big coming-out trip for her.' Today, deep in the Golden Gate area on the edge of the Everglades, the Buonocore family is celebrating their New Year's baby as they start a new tradition. 'Meatballs, baked ziti and all-day fun' is how her mother described the plans for today's festivities. 'We'll probably have a campfire in the backyard, with music and lots of kids running around.' 'It will be Old World, where all the generations are together as a family,' Dad added. Published Jan. 1, 2007

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Baby's first year — It's been an eventful first year for Anna Mary Hayton Buonocore, the first baby born in Collier County in 2006. Anna was born Jan. 1, 2006 at 2:03 a.m. at North Collier Hospital's Birth Place to parents Rachel and George Buonocore III, and joined big brother George IV in this tight-knit family. All the media attention at her grand entrance began an adventurous year that included a budding modeling career, a medical challenge and travel. "She came out ready to go," said Rachel, 32, a teacher at Children's Montessori School in Naples. "She is just fascinated with everything." The day after her birth, doctors found that Anna had been born with a dislocated hip. "That was a big traumatic moment because we worried if our baby was going to have this problem for the rest of her life," said her father. "Every week, we were chewing our fingernails." After six weeks in a sling that kept Anna in what her parents described as a "frog position," her tiny leg eventually settled into its socket as the muscles and tendons around it developed normally. A year later, her parents describe Anna as a bubbly toddler with the ability to take everything in stride — from rides on the family boat to modeling clothes for magazine and newspaper ads for Little Merchants, the Buonocores' children's store in Bonita Springs. "When she's on the boat, she loves going fast," said her proud father. "We put her on the boat and when we throttled it up, she grins from ear to ear." When the family planned a trip to Kingston, Jamaica, to visit Rachel's relatives, there was no doubt Anna would go along. "She went down to Jamaica this summer in August and met all her cousins, aunts and uncles. That was the big coming-out trip for her." Today, deep in the Golden Gate area on the edge of the Everglades, the Buonocore family is celebrating their New Year's baby as they start a new tradition. "Meatballs, baked ziti and all-day fun" is how her mother described the plans for today's festivities. "We'll probably have a campfire in the backyard, with music and lots of kids running around." "It will be Old World, where all the generations are together as a family," Dad added. Published Jan. 1, 2007

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