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Chicago New Year’s Baby Born Just After Midnight At Resurrection Medical Center

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Luis Anthony Marquez. (Credit: Resurrection Medical Center)

Luis Anthony Marquez. (Credit: Resurrection Medical Center)

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(CBS) – It appears the first baby of the year in the Chicago area was born just before 12:01 this morning at Resurrection Medical Center.

It was about 1 p.m. on New Year’s Eve when 31-year-old Luz Marquez went into labor.

And then 11 hours later…

“It was time to start pushing and I heard the TV. And everybody was telling me, OK, it’s time. And then he was born – exactly at 12:00:33. Or 12:01, something like that. But the TV was still with the fireworks.”

Luz Marquez holding baby Luis with the rest of the family. Credit: Resurrection Medical Center)

Luz Marquez holding baby Luis with the rest of the family. (Credit: Resurrection Medical Center)

She says she could hear all the to-do on TV and sort of felt like they were counting her down.

“Kind of, yeah. Because everybody was telling me, yeah – it’s going to be the first baby of the year.

“And I’m like, I just want this baby to be born already.”

Luz Marquez says this is the third child – the first son – for her and her husband.

She says she and her son – Luis Anthony Marquez – are both doing well.

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