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Baby Jacob can be seen in this photo with parents Nota Flokiotis (mother) and Moneer Sahar (father) (Trillium Health Partners)

Toronto hospitals welcomed the first babies of 2021 early Friday morning The first child was born just 48 seconds after midnight

Baby Thomas is said to have been Toronto’s first baby in 2021, according to his parents, and spent most of the New Year’s morning in the morning

The Humber River Hospital posted on Twitter that Thomas was born at 12:00:48 PM and weighed about 68 pounds

“Congratulations to the whole family on the arrival of their bundle of joys,” said the hospital. “Everyone is healthy and very happy”

Parents Thuy Vu and Patrick Simmons told CP24 that the birth of Thomas was the culmination of all of their collective New Year celebrations

It was a tight contest for the title of the first GTA baby born in 2021, with runner-up, Abygail Gosselin, just 11 seconds away

“Originally on 28 Due on December 1, Abygail decided to enter at 12:00:59 p.m. on Dec. January 2021, “Markham Stouffville Hospital said on social media

We introduce: Abygail Gosselin, our first baby of the new year at @mshospital! Originally on 28 Due on December 1, Abygail decided to enter at 12:00:59 p.m. on Dec. January 2021
Congratulations to the Gosselin family and #HappyNewYear! ImageTwittercom / D8AAWif37I

The North York General said her first baby of the year was Kiaan Arora, born at 12:13 p.m., while Mount Sinai welcomed her first bundle of joy five minutes later

Trillium Health Partners, a hospital system that serves specific areas of the GTA, said their first baby arrived at 12:19 p.m., weighing approx 95 pounds

“We weren’t expecting to have the first baby of the new year,” said mother Nota Flokiotis of her newborn Jacob

“We didn’t even know the gender, so it was one wonderful surprise after another. We are grateful and excited to start a new chapter”

Welcome to Baby Bentley Penton, the first baby born at 2:08 a.m. in #DurhamRegion in 2021 at Oshawa Hospital Bentley weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces Proud parents Bryanna and Caleb have welcomed their second son and are doing fine Congratulations to this new family of four! # NewYear2021 ImageTwittercom / yGuEtiNNMs

It wasn’t just the New Year babies celebrated by GTA hospitals

On New Year’s Eve, Sunnybrook Hospital tweeted a photo of Baby Carlisle believed to have been in the neonatal intensive care unit for the past 17 weeks

“He was born on Jan. Born on August 23rd, 2020 at 23 weeks of age and weighing only 700 grams, “said the hospital.” We are pleased to announce that he will usher in the new year at home! ”

Baby Carlisle spent 17 weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Sunnybrook He was born on 25 Born August 23rd, 2020 at 23 weeks and weighed only 700 grams
We are happy to announce that he will usher in the New Year at home! #HappyNewYear BildTwittercom / mfBHhYD4iV

Toronto New Years Eve 2021

World News – CA – ‘Very Memorable’: Toronto Hospitals Welcome First Babies of 2021

Source: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/very-memorable-toronto-hospitals-welcome-first-babies-of-2021-1.5250770