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Hospitals Compete For First Baby of 2010

By Anna Deem in News on Jan 1, 2010 10:00PM

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While you were at a party trying to find someone to kiss at midnight, local Chicago hospitals were vying to have the first birth of 2010. One hospital says a baby was born at the stroke of midnight, and two others are reporting births just seconds after the clock struck 12.

At Stroger Hospital on the near West Side, Kameale Flowers weighed in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces and was born exactly at midnight, hospital spokesman Marcel Bright told the Chicago Tribune. On the North Side at St. Joseph Hospital, Linda and Azin Tanni of West Rogers Park also started 2010 with a new birth, a baby girl named Miya who arrived 10 seconds after midnight, according to a news release. Miya weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. And at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a spokewoman reported that a boy weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces was born 30 seconds after midnight.