Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

First New Year's baby born in Limerick

First New Year's baby born in Limerick

When baby Shiloh Dlamini was born at the stroke of midnight, colourful fireworks exploded outside St. Michael's Hospital at Nathan Phillips Square in celebration of a new year - and in her family's case, a new life.

University Maternity Hospital Limerick welcomed the baby boy, weighing 3.26kg (7lb 3oz), the first of many born in the State's hospitals in the first few hours of January 1st.

"I felt like I'm in a hotel - it was that lovely - in a private room and I'm looking outside, I can see the fireworks".

Mr Cummins said the couple were delighted with the birth of their first baby, who had been due on New Year's Eve, and said his wife was "a trooper" and that it was hoped she would leave hospital on Wednesday.

The hospital also had the first Christmas baby.

The first baby of 2018 has been born in Limerick. "Then when I saw the fireworks, it was so handsome, there was no pain", Khoza, 26, a first-time mom said Monday afternoon.

Cute baby photos to come.

"I wasn't looking at the time. We don't do that for all our babies, even though they are all as deserving".

Both mom and baby are doing well, reports Dr. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the hospital.

She weighs four pounds and 11.5 ounces, and is 18 inches long.

Her father, Mbali Dlamini, said he stood byKhoza's side throughout the process.

The baby girl arrived at 1:14 a.m. Monday.

"It's the greatest feeling and we sure have a story to tell". "That's one of the most incredible things".

About 20 minutes later, a baby boy was born at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. At Humber River Hospital, staff posted on Twitter early Monday that Nadira Tijir-Timor delivered twins.

"All the nurses, they all came - and the doctors - they all came and they were screaming, 'Happy New Year".

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