First babies of 2018 born in Toronto as fireworks explode

Aaron Brown
January 2, 2018

The first baby born in 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital arrived at 12:42 a.m.

A short time later at the hospital, Laura Brown, 29, had a baby boy at 1.27am, as did second-time mother Pamela McGarvey, 32, at 1.37am.

The first new year baby at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley was a girl at 4.01am.

The third baby of the new yea was delivered in Wexford at 12.30am.

Did we miss any New Year's Day babies? "Then when I saw the fireworks, it was so attractive, there was no pain", Khoza, 26, a first-time mom said Monday afternoon.

"It's a biblical name that we found when we were praying for a baby", Khoza said. "I'll never forget it", Dlamini said.

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Both mom and baby are doing well, reports Dr. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the hospital. "It's the second year in a row for the hospital".

"I was in labour for a long time and I just wanted the baby to come out, but when I looked at the time and saw the fireworks ... it was attractive, with a lot of colours", Hlengiwe Khoza, Shiloh's mom, told reporters from her hospital room Monday afternoon.

A baby boy named Phillip was delivered through C-section, also at the stroke of midnight, said hospital spokesperson Joe Gormon.

As the seven pound, 11 ounce little girl was born at the stroke of midnight at St. Michael's Hospital.

Phillip is a twin and his sister, Victoria, was born seven seconds later at 12:00:07 a.m. Victoria weighed five pounds, nine ounces at birth.

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