A 22-year-old woman who was born on New Year’s Day gave birth to a baby girl on New Year’s Day.
“The pregnancy was smooth. It was a really smooth, awesome pregnancy… compared to my first one,” Gabrielle Freeman, the mother, of Hoosick Falls, New York, told WCAX on Jan. 3, 2019, two days after her Jan. 1 delivery.
She said her daughter, Taylor, was due Jan. 6, but the baby girl came about a week early.
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The child was born at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington on New Year’s Day, the report stated.
WCAX noted Freeman and Taylor were born in the same room at the hospital. The odds of that happening are quite slim, noted one hospital official.
“First of all, it’s cool to be a New Year’s Baby. But to be a New Year’s Baby to a New Year’s mom in the same room, it’s just unheard of. It’s unreal,” said Jacklynn Kimball, a registered nurse at the hospital.
“At first it didn’t click to me what day she was born,” Freeman added. “I was just happy she was born and that it was over with. And then I realized, it’s my birthday.”
Freeman said she’s looking forward to birthdays. “I can’t wait,” Freeman said. “We’ll be doing all sorts of new things when she’s older. It’s will be fun.”
“It was probably the best birthday present I’ve ever gotten,” she explained.
Her labor started at 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, and 40 hours later, the child was finally born, weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces while measuring 16.75 inches, according to the Bennington Banner newspaper. She was sent home twice due to inactive labor.
“It was really quiet,” she said of her labor. “I was the only one on in labor.”
First American Baby in 2019
Meanwhile, the first baby born in the United States was born in Guam on New Year’s Day.
The child, named Malakai, was born 19 minutes past midnight on New Year’s Day, reported the Guam Daily Post.
The baby weighed in at 6.6 pounds and is 17.9 inches, the report said.
Dr. Tom Shieh told the publication he delivered the baby at Guam Memorial Hospital.
Malakai is the third child of Desirae and Kyle Mafnas and was described as a healthy baby who had been “eating all morning,” said his mother, reported the Pacific Daily News.
The parents told the Guam Post that Malakai is a blessing after Desirae had a miscarriage sometime before he was conceived.
“We had a miscarriage right before Malakai was conceived. His name stands for ‘godsend,” Kyle said. “I came in at 11 a.m. and then didn’t give birth until 12:19 a.m. It was the whole day,” Desirae added.