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Hospital Welcomes First Baby of New Year

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital delivered the baby boy shortly before 1am.

Staff at in Rockville welcomed the first baby born at the hospital in 2012 into the world this morning at 12:49am.

The baby boy weighed 7lbs, 14oz, and both he and his mother are doing well, the hospital said in a news release.

The baby and his family are from Silver Spring.

“At Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, our expert physicians and staff recognize that each birth is an intimate and special experience for a family,” said Terry Francis, Director of Perinatal Services. “We are pleased to welcome this first baby of 2012 and look forward to celebrating many more births at our hospital this year.”

The hospital delivers more than 5,000 babies each year.

in Silver Spring welcomed its first baby a few minutes later, at 12:54am.

They deliver more babies each year than any other hospital in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

in Takoma Park welcomed its first baby of 2012, a girl, at 3:47 this morning.

She weighed 8lbs, 5.6oz. Both mother and baby are doing well, the hospital announced.

The baby's birth, like all other births at Washington Adventist, was announced by playing Brahm's "Lullaby" throughout the hospital.

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