First baby of 2018 born in Limerick seconds after midnight

Marsha Scott
January 2, 2018

Oviedo, whose birthday is December 31, arrived at the hospital at 8:30 p.m. with contractions.

While many Montrealers were ringing in the New Year, Miriam Oviedo was welcoming her third child into the world.

The hospital also delivered the first baby on Christmas Day.

Scotland's first baby of 2018 was born just ten seconds after midnight.

Mother Karen Boyce, 34, and father Ian McLaren have not yet named the child.

Bonnie Mary Lindsay Patrucci was born at 00:05 at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow.

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Their other two daughters are five and three, and excited to meet their baby sister, said Oviedo.

St. Michael's spokesman James Wysotski says a 7-pound, 11-ounce baby girl was born at the hospital as fireworks were going off in nearby Nathan Phillips Square.

The first, a baby boy, was born at 1.41am to Christine and Gareth O'Leary from Firhouse and weighed 2.9kg (6lb 4oz).

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

With files from The Canadian Press.

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