Bailey Coronado had one final probability for a quiet night time at residence.
The expectant mother invited some pals and selected to rejoice New Yr’s Eve with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.
“We did not watch the countdown. We watched the New York one, however then we ended up going to mattress,” Coronado mentioned. “We had been drained.”
However a couple of hours after midnight, Coronado and her boyfriend, Kobe Lear, would start one other countdown — the time between contractions.
The Fox Lake couple welcomed their “first blessing of the 12 months”: a 7-pound, 3-ounce child boy born at 5:12 a.m. Sunday at Northwest Medication Lake Forest Hospital.
As one of many first infants of 2023, Devin Lear was showered with consideration and media protection. He arrived two weeks forward of his due date with camera-ready, darkish hair, similar to his mother’s. All in all, not unhealthy to your first day on earth.
“We’re each wholesome and doing effectively,” Devin’s mother mentioned.
Different suburban hospitals had been busy greeting New Yr’s infants and future members of the highschool class of 2041.
At 12:37 am, Lopa and Aashish Vyas turned mother and father to a 6-pound, 10-ounce bundle of pleasure, Aalora, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
At 12:45, the primary child, a boy, was born at Northshore Evanston Hospital. He’s the primary little one of Faraz and Rooha Uddin. The Palatine mother and father haven’t but chosen a reputation.
Mundelein mother and father Kevin and Selin Hernandez began the brand new 12 months with their child, Andrew, born at 2:07 a.m. at Northwest Neighborhood Hospital in Arlington Heights.
Lilliana Xiomara Reza Sarmiento got here into the world at 2:38 am at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin. The daughter of mother Monserrat Sarmiento and pop Brayan Reza checked in at 6 kilos 3 ounces,
At 11:52 a.m., Ana and Jonathon Flores had their first little one, a 7-pound, 7-ounce child, at Northwestern Medication Delnor Hospital in Geneva. His mother and father have not chosen a reputation but.
Sofia Sanchez Olmedo was born at 2:06 pm to folks Theodora Olmedo and Jose Sanchez of Hebron at Northwestern Medication Huntley Hospital. Sofia is their eighth little one.
Coronado’s rising household acquired a present basket donated by Lake Forest Hospital Affected person & Household Advisory Council and stuffed with diapers, wipes, blankets, new child outfits, toys and stuffed animals. Devin appeared oblivious to the fanfare.
“He is sleeping soundly. He is been since this morning, which was very nice,” mentioned Coronado, who has been stealing “cat naps right here and there.”
Sleep will likely be a luxurious for the proud mother and father. Devin has a giant sister, 1-year-old Gianna. The siblings had been born solely 13 months aside.
“I am so excited to take him residence to my daughter, and see my daughter’s response and see how she’s going to do,” Coronado mentioned, “after which increase a bit boy and a bit lady.”
As a mother of two little ones, Coronado units real looking New Yr’s resolutions.
“It’ll be busy,” she mentioned, “so simply strive to not get overwhelmed.”