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First New York City Baby 2012

Nicolette Christiana Hunt was born to my sister Eleni and her husband James in Long Island Jewish Hospital in New York City one second after the stroke of midnight on 2012 (at 12:00:01 a.m. Sunday). She is officially the first baby born in NYC in 2012, and weighed in at exactly 7 oz, 20 inches long. She is gorgeous, teeny, and sweet, and her older sister and happy parents were very surprised that their new little lady wanted to make such a dramatic entrance into the world.

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Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy

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Congratulations to my sister and her family, and their new addition, the first New York City baby of 2012!

From CBS News feature of first baby of 2012 in New York City:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When the day started, James and Eleni Hunt had no idea their daughter Nicole’s arrival would coincide exactly with the arrival of a new year, but at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, their doctor at Long Island Jewish Medical Center said it was about to happen.

“And we thought he was crazy but before you knew it, the ball was dropping and the baby was coming out,” James said.

Of course the couple’s thrilled with their healthy new daughter, but in the hours before she arrived, they joked about the disadvantages of a baby born in the new year.

“I think my husband probably wanted the tax write off, so we missed that by a second. Oh well,” Eleni laughed.

Announcement about NYC’s First Baby from New York Newsday:

Long Island Jewish Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year at 12:00:01 a.m. Sunday when Nicolette Hunt was born. The baby girl, weighing exactly 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches long, was welcomed by her parents, Eleni, 32, and James Hunt, 29, of Little Neck, Queens.
The couple has one other child, a daughter, Victoria, 2.

  • I just can’t believe it was your own sister to be the first! How cool is that?!!! What a precious little bundle, and by the way, she looks so much like you!

  • So cool. Congratulations to them!!!

  • Tammy

    Congratulations to them! How exciting for Nicolette to have such a unique start to her life 🙂

  • Marcie W.

    Wow that’s cool that it was your sister who had the New Year baby in NY! Does she get any swag?

  • Diane - It's All Good Until You Burn Dinner

    Awwww…she is SO sweet and you’re right! Very tiny! What a beautiful family!

    Found your blog from TheBlogFrog. 🙂

  • Theresa

    Aww, congratulations! What a beautiful baby.

  • Eschelle

    congrats to your sister and your new niece!

  • Louise

    That’s so very exciting! New Years babies are fun!

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Very cool! Baby is sooo cute! And your sis looks just like you, but with brown hair!!

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    How exciting! Congrats!

  • Karen

    Congratulations Aunt Penelope!! She is beautiful!! What a wonderful way to ring in the new year with a precious blessing!!

  • Amy

    Awesome! Happy birthday little one!

  • Congratulations to your entire family — how exciting!!!!!!!

  • congratulations to their beautiful new family addition. such a beatiful blessing indeed

  • Laurie

    Oh wow, what a cool way to come into this world as the first New Years baby!

  • noelle d

    Congrats!!!! How cool is that?! Not to mention, she is just adorable 😉

  • Sheila

    Awww.. how cool!! Congrats 🙂

  • Heather!

    I was the first baby of the year once upon a time too! But one second after midnight…that’s pretty cool. Congrats to the happy family!!

  • Virginia from That Bald Chick

    What a precious little girl! Congrats!

  • Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

    Congratulations to your family! How exciting and what a beautiful baby!

  • monique

    That’s so cool! What a cutie! Your little bean will have a cousin to play with.

  • ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife]

    Wow, that is crazy! You never think something like that would happen to someone you know. 🙂 Congratulations to your family!

  • Congratulations, Aunt Penelope! Your new little niece is absolutely adorable.

  • Jennifer

    So cool!! Congrats to them and you Auntie!

  • Alison

    That is just so exciting! She’s adorable, as is the whole family! One second after midnight! So cool.

  • Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy

    She’s a cutie!! Congrats!!

  • Colleen

    That is sooo cool! My husband was born on 12/31 and guess what his dad said? Great he made it in time for the tax write off! Couldn’t help but remember that when I read this.

  • Penelope

    Lol, that is what my brother in law said “One second too late for a tax write off!” (I quoted the newspaper in the post that quotes him…lol, how men think 🙂 !!!)

  • Lolo

    Congratulations Aunt Penelope! She is beautiful!

  • Courtney

    How exciting!!! Congratulations to them!

  • Zippy Sandler

    How absolutely precious.

  • Tammy

    She’s adorable.

  • April Decheine

    How cool is that, congrats!

  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

    What a unique thing to be able to say about your birth! Congrats Aunt P!