First Bay Area Baby of 2018 Gets Warm Welcome (PHOTO)
The apparent first baby born in the Bay Area in 2018 doesn’t yet
have a name, but he’s gotten a warm welcome that began even before he
officially emerged at the University of California Medical Center at Mission
When it looked like the baby was going to come at midnight, all
the doctors and nurses crowded into the room wearing New Year’s hats, a
hospital spokeswoman said.
And the infant, born to San Francisco residents Samantha Powell
and Martin Dominguez, didn’t disappoint. He made his debut at 12:02 a.m.,
after 48 hours of labor. The baby weighs 6 pounds and 10 ounces.
Powell is a psychiatrist with California Pacific Medical Center
and Dominguez is a cardiology fellow at UCSF. This is their first child.
Powell said by phone early this morning that her due date was Dec.
31 so “we thought it was a possibility” to have a New Year’s baby.
She said the couple moved to San Francisco from the Philadelphia
area about a year ago and her mother came from across the country as the due
Powell thanked “the most amazing team at UCSF” for delivering the
baby and asked to “give a special shout-out to my nurse Vanessia.”