Boston's First Baby Of 2018 Born At Brigham and Women's Hospital

An arrival'just in the nick of time among first newborns of 2018 in Limerick

Margaret Earle with her new born daughter

The pediatrician on call at St. Michael's said everyone in her unit was thrilled to be a part of the first New Year's baby.

- Hospitals around the country claim to have given birth to the first baby of the year but this one is definitely a contender.

The infant weighed in at 4 pounds, 11.5 ounces and is 18 inches long, officials said.

"They're probably just trying to get over the shock of having a baby on the first day of the year", Rubin explained.

A baby girl was delivered in Surrey, B.C. nine seconds into the New Year.

Harry Jacob Ferguson arrived at Dr Gray's Hospital in Elgin as the bells were still chiming to herald the New Year.

The baby girl arrived at 1:14 a.m. Monday.

Just a minute after midnight, a little girl was born to mom Tania Shirin at Flushing Hospital in Queens.

Mother and baby are reportedly doing well.

"I'm feeling great", said Oviedo, who is already mother to two other daughters, ages three and five.

NHS Highland confirmed no babies were born in the first 12 hours of 2018 but some new arrivals are expected later today. However, they prefer to enjoy the first hours of bonding with their child away from the glare of the cameras, a hospital spokesperson said. "The due date was January 10th", new dad Imran Nazir said.

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