January 02, 2005
Belated first baby story

So we do get a first baby of the year story after all.

Nearly 30 years ago Maria Ramon missed being a New Year's Day baby by two days.

On Saturday, with her third child, she did not miss. Omar Salgado, born at 1:38 a.m. Saturday, was the first baby born at a major hospital in Houston in 2005.

A big boy, Omar measured 20 inches and weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces when he was announced into the world at Ben Taub Hospital.

"I'm just happy that he was born healthy," Ramon, 28, said Saturday morning through a translator. "That he was born on the first day of the year, that is just as well."

Welcome to the world, Omar Salgado.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 02, 2005 to Society and cultcha | TrackBack

We had twins born in Dallas. The family said on TV they thought it would have been funny if one had been born just before midnight and the other after midnight. You know, two babies born (sorta) a year apart.

Posted by: Kimberly on January 2, 2005 2:42 PM