It might as well be a universal rule; the first babies born on January 1, at any CHRISTUS Health hospital, get showered with attention and gifts. It is a big deal to greet these new faces moments before or after the New Year.
Those who work in CHRISTUS Labor and Delivery love the opportunity to have the bragging rights that they were the first team to bring in the baby of the New Year closest to the midnight mark.
These CHRISTUS New Year’s babies represent optimism, blessings and a great fresh start into 2018.
Those special birth announcements often go out to the local media. As soon as mom is up for it reporters come to talk to the family.
Here’s a closer look at some of their sweet stories.
And, in San Antonio some beautiful baby pictures came in to us. These babies just missed the designation of being the first New Year Babies of 2018 for the city. But, they sure did capture our attention.
Tammy Huff, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), delivered CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-New Braunfels first baby of 2018. Baby girl Payton waited and came into the world in the afternoon of January 2, 2018. This is the first CNM delivery in New Braunfels in 2018.
Meanwhile, over at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital-Westover Hills it’s a boy!
Baby Mario is pictured below
And, the first 2018 baby at The Children Hospital of San Antonio is baby Allayah. Each first baby received a keepsake onesie and a special gift card.