Two babies born at separate hospitals at the stroke of midnight were the first babies born in the Bay Area this year.
One baby, whose sex and name have not been released, was born at midnight at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, hospital spokeswoman Carolyn Kemp said.
At the same time, a baby boy was born at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, according to a nursing supervisor.
The boy, named Harley Daniel Sparks, weighed 8 pounds, 2.5 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches long, his grandmother, Annette Sparks said.
"He's a perfect little fella," she said. Sparks said the newborn's parents, Kara Jeter and Thomas Harley Sparks of Bakersfield, were in the area visiting family for the holidays.
All three were resting after the birth early this morning.