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First baby of the new year is born in Queens

NYHQ welcomes Olivia Espinal

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Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:35 am, Thu Jan 10, 2013.

Two Brooklyn parents started their new year on a celebratory note with the midnight birth of their baby daughter at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing.

Rosemary Espinal and Freddy Pena named their little bundle of joy, Olivia, who is the first baby to be born in the city in the new year. She weighs 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

“Her due date was Jan. 4 so we were very surprised and excited. We didn’t think she would be born at midnight,” Espinal said in a statement.

The couple received a congratulatory basket of flowers from the hospital, which was among the first gifts for the family and baby.

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