First 2020 Baby

First Baby Born in Bay Area in 2020 Appears to Be at San Leandro Hospital

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The first baby born in the Bay Area in 2020 appears to be a boy born at 12:05 a.m. at a hospital in San Leandro.

Baby Christopher Santiago Tercero is the third child for parents Ursula and Roberto of Castro Valley. The boy was born at Kaiser Permanente's San Leandro Medical Center and came in at 8 pounds and 5 ounces.

The parents were so focused on his Christopher's delivery they forgot what day it was.

"We forgot about the new year until one of the nurses assisting said 'Happy New Year!' and a few minutes later the baby was here," Roberto Tercero said.

The family plans on heading home Thursday.

"The mother and baby are doing well," Kaiser spokesman Karl Sonkin said.

A few other babies were born in the region during the first hour of 2020, including one at 12:10 a.m. at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.

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