South Florida Welcomes First Babies Born in 2018

Broward baby born 5 minutes into new year

Big Orange barely rang in the new year in downtown Miami before the first South Florida babies of 2018 were being born.

Baby Brendan Jorge was born at 12:05 a.m. at Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines. Hospital officials said the 8-ounce boy and his mom are doing great.

"They had the glasses, they had the hats, I had 15 nurses laboring me yesterday," said Brendan's mom, Melissa. "It was amazing."

Mom's due date was Dec. 31, but she thought delivery would come a week late.

"He's been great so far, I can't complain," she said.

Just two minutes later, at 12:07 a.m., Broward Health Medical Center welcomed 9 pound, 10 ounce Natali Lin Crespo.

At Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach, little Valentino Ortiz was born at 1:58 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Plametto General Hospital in Hialeah welcomed little Dylon Fontela at 8:48 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

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