South Florida hospitals welcome first newborns of 2018

MIAMI (WSVN) - South Florida hospitals rang in the new year with their first newborns of 2018.

In Miami-Dade, Francesca Garcia became the first baby born in the county at South Miami Hospital this year.

She weighed in at eight pounds, five ounces and her mom, Jessica, said the first thing she has to do is, “Introduce her to her furry siblings.”

Francesca’s grandmother, Odalis Garcia, said she is excited to meet the little one. “We were expecting her on the 26th. That was the due date, but she came yesterday, and she became the first baby in Miami-Dade,” she said. “We are excited about it and very happy.”

Over in Broward County, the first baby born in 2018 was Brendan Jorge at 12:05 a.m.

“He’s eight pounds, two ounces, 20 and a half inches, so close to his older brother,” said the newborn’s mother.

Brendan was actually due the day before. “Even this last visit, we were wishy-washy whether or not we were gonna go home,” said Wayne Francisco, the baby’s father, “but when they examined her, she was pretty far along and it became very real.”

Meanwhile, at Broward Health Medical Center, Natali Lin Crespo also made this new year a little more special. She became the second baby born in Broward in 2018.

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