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."