New Year's babies born at Chicago area hospitals

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hospitals across the Chicago area welcomed the very first babies of the New Year.

One of the first babies born in the Chicago area in 2019 was born at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Eli Jordan was born at 12:27 a.m. and he weighed in at eight pounds, six-ounces and is 20.5 inches long.

Both Eli and his mom, Krystal Robinson of Chicago, are resting comfortably, the hospital said.

At AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Woman and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Yarehlie Ariana Nava was born at 12:05 a.m. to parents Freddy Nava and Maria Ramirez of Elgin. Yarehlie is 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long.

At Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Treasure Jasmine was born at 1:04 a.m.

Her mother, Kiara Cox, labored for 15 hours to give birth to Treasure, who weighed 7 pounds and one ounce. To celebrate the hospital's first baby of 2019, nurses presented the baby with a gift basket filled with cuddly toys and baby essentials.

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Yarehlie Ariana Nava was the first baby born in Cook County in 2019.



At Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Olivia Kathryn Klein was the first baby born in the New Year. Olivia was born at 12:23 a.m. to parents Kerry and Tom Klein and weighted 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches tall.

At Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Edzel Garcia was born at 12:23 a.m. to Ed Garcia and Elsa Duarte of Burbank. Edzel weighs seven pounds, four ounces and is 19 and a quarter inches long. The hospital says both mom and baby are doing well.

Camila Gomez was the first baby born at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital in 2019. Camila is six pounds, 10 ounces and 19 inches long and was born to Marisol Gomez at 5:44 a.m.

At NorthShore Evanston Hospital, fraternal twins Palmer and Ford Krupa were born to Raven and Katie Krupa of Chicago at 5:31 a.m. Palmer, a girl, is 5 pounds, 14 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Ford, a boy, is 7 pounds, 2 ounces and 20 inches long.

The first baby of 2019 born at Advocate Good Samaritan hospital in Downers Grove was Benjamin Perry, born to Kelcey and Joe Ruttenberg at 2:43 a.m. Benjamin was 6 pounds, 15.8 ounces and 50 centimeters long.
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