3, 2, 1: Wah! New Year’s babies arrive soon after midnight

WASHINGTON — One of the first babies born in 2018 was delivered in a Montgomery County, Maryland, hospital while many of you were still sipping your celebratory Champagne.

The newborn entered the world just a few minutes after midnight at Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Germantown.

The happy and healthy baby girl was born at 12:03 a.m., according to a hospital spokeswoman. The New Year’s baby and her parents will be going home with a gift basket full of toys, books, clothes and other essentials.

In Annapolis, Anne Arundel Medical Center says its first baby was a little girl who arrived at 1:57 a.m. That’s the second busiest hospital in Maryland when it comes to deliveries, with about 5,500 babies born there every year.

A baby was born at 3:21 a.m. in D.C.’s Sibley Memorial Hospital.

WTOP reached out to Inova Hospital but due to patient privacy policies, it would not release information about babies born on New Year’s Day.

John Domen

John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

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