BABY NEW YEAR: San Antonio welcomes 1st baby born in 2018

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SAN ANTONIO - Northeast Baptist Hospital rang in the New Year with the first baby born in 2018.

Sergio Marcel Gomez was born at 12:22 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

For the 18th year in a row, area hospitals have come together to welcome San Antonio’s Baby New Year by contributing gifts and working together at midnight with Labor & Delivery Unit staff across the city to determine which hospital delivers the first baby.

The New Year’s Baby gift package includes:

  • A gift basket donated by Baptist Health System
  • A gift basket donated by Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Infant activity center donated by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
  • $75 Target gift card and Spurs onesie donated by Methodist Healthcare System
  • $150 gift card and diaper bag from Southwest General Hospital
  • Infant car seat and portable playpen donated by University Health System
  • A $10,000 scholarship donated by the University of the Incarnate Word
  • Diaper kit and backpack baby carrier donated by Community First Health Plans

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