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CHICAGO (CBS) – The first Chicago baby of the New Year? It’s practically a tie.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center says Amanda Navoa of Chicago gave birth to a girl, Lamaya West, at one one-hundredth of a second past midnight.
“I was due actually in two weeks, on January 11, but she came a little bit earlier. A surprise,” Novoa said.
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Navoa says she feels special; and tired.
Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn says Celina Kowalczyk-Kois gave birth to a boy, Adrian Karol Kois at 12-hundredths of a second past midnight.
She says she was not thinking about synchronizing her delivery with midnight.
“Not at all. You don’t think about the first baby of the year, not at all. Because it could’ve been before. It could’ve been way after. Everything was just going in its own order,” Kowalczyk-Kois said.
The hospitals say both babies and mothers are doing well. Both were natural births.