The first baby born in the Bay Area in 2020 appears to be a boy born at 12:05 a.m. at a hospital in San Leandro.
The boy was born at Kaiser Permanente’s San Leandro Medical Center and is the third child in a family from Castro Valley, Kaiser spokesman Karl Sonkin said.
“The mother and baby are doing well,” Sonkin said.
A few other babies were born in the region during the first hour of 2020, including one at 12:10 a.m. at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.
In Monterey County, the first baby born in 2020 was a boy at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, hospital officials said.
Baby Isaac was born at 1:23 a.m. to Melissa Rangel and husband Edger Valdez. Isaac was 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.
“We didn’t expect him until January 7th,” Rangel said. “He’s beautiful and we feel very blessed.”
Isaac is the couple’s third child. He has already met his older siblings, 4-year-old brother Mateo and 3-year-old sister Emma, thanks to Facetime.
The couple was blessed with Isaac on what is their wedding anniversary.