Welcome! Here Are the First 2018 Babies in El Paso
El Paso’s newest residents are baby girls.
The first to arrive was Zayra Sanchez. The baby's dad, Jose Sanchez, told the El Paso Times he and the baby's mother, Lucia Rodriguez, were expecting their child to be born on Christmas Day but Zayra chose instead to be fashionably late, waiting a whole extra week to make her debut.
The mother told the paper she had been experiencing contractions since Christmas Eve so when she woke up in pain at around 4 in the morning on New Year's Eve she wasn't sure if it was false alarm or the real thing.
By 10 o'clock that evening the baby's intentions were clear so Rodriguez and Sanchez scrapped their New Year's Eve party plans and headed to Del Sol Medical Center. Zayra was born at 3:09 a.m. Monday, according to the Times.
Twenty three minutes later, the Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus in West El Paso welcomed their First Baby of 2018. Maria Catalina was born at 3:32 a.m. to Andrea Mendez and Jose Luis Delgado, per a post on The Hospitals of Providence Facebook.
Both little bundles of joy are currently swaddled in blankets much like a Mission-stlye burrito, and no doubt being fawned over by family and friends.
Welcome to the world, ladies!