First babies of 2021 born at Chicago-area hospitals

Maverick Franco was born at 12:01 a.m. at Christ Medical Center and joins six other siblings.

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Maverick Franco was born to Kratia and Marlon Franco at 12:01 a.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Maverick Franco was born to Kratia and Marlon Franco at 12:01 a.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Several Chicago-area mothers ushered in New Year’s Day by giving birth to the first babies of 2021.

Mount Sinai Hospital claimed to have delivered its first baby of the year exactly at the stroke of midnight.

Evelyn Angelita Villa was born weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces to her parents Ines and Francisco Villa at the Southwest Side hospital, according to hospital spokesman Dan Regan.

“Both mother and baby are healthy and doing well,” Regan said in a statement. Evelyn will soon be joining her five brothers and sisters at her parents’ home in Cicero, he said.

Evelyn Angelita Villa was born at midnight New Year’s Day at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Evelyn Angelita Villa was born at midnight New Year’s Day at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Maverick Franco was born 12:01 a.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and joins six other siblings. His parents, Kratia and Marlon Franco, hail from Crete in the far south suburbs, according to Advocate Health spokeswoman Kristen Johnson. Maverick weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Maverick Franco

Maverick Franco

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At 12:05 a.m., Baby Boy Canniff was born at Condell Medical Center in north suburban Libertyville, Johnson said. His parents, Bridget and John Canniff of Grayslake, haven’t decided yet on his name but said they’re “excited to be starting the New Year off with a bundle of joy.” Their child weighs 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 inches long.

Baby Boy Caniff was born 12:05 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 at Condell Medical Center.

Baby Boy Canniff was born 12:05 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021 at Condell Medical Center.

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Prentice Women’s Hospital welcomed its first newborn at 12:41 a.m., according to Northwestern Medicine spokeswoman Kara Spak. Madelyn Jessica was born weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and 19.5 inches long. Her parents, Michael and Nicole Woltcheck, are from Chicago, Spak said.

Madelyn Jessica was born 12:41 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021, at Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Madelyn Jessica was born 12:41 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021, at Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Northwestern Medicine

Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge had its first newborn at 1:04 a.m., Johnson said. Baby Girl Gonzalez was born weighing 3 pounds, 3 ounces, to her parents Angelica Gonzalez and Andrew Spence of Mundelein.

Baby Girl Gonzalez was born 1:04 a.m. at Lutheran General Hospital.

Baby Girl Gonzalez was born 1:04 a.m. at Lutheran General Hospital.

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Minutes later at 1:08 a.m., Javien was born at Illinois Masonic Medical Center to parents Joseline Cuevas and Jean Rivera of Chicago. Javien weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long, Johnson said.

Javien joins three other siblings:Janyla, Jaiahlyce and Jaziden.

Javien was born 1:08 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center to parents Joseline Cuevas and Jean Rivera of Chicago.

Javien was born 1:08 a.m. Jan. 1, 2021, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center to parents Joseline Cuevas and Jean Rivera of Chicago.

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At 5:28 a.m., Declyn Walden was born at Evanston Hospital weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. She’s Sydney and Nicholas Walden’s first child, according to Jim Anthony, spokesman for NorthShore University HealthSystem. The couple live in Glenview.

Declyn was born to Sydney and Nicholas Walden at Evanston Hospital on Jan. 1.

Declyn was born to Sydney and Nicholas Walden at Evanston Hospital on Jan. 1.

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Last but not least, little Iker Galindo was born weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces to mom, Brenda Lara, and dad, Pedro Galindo, at 1:25 p.m. at West Suburban Medical Center’s birthing center in Oak Park. Iker is the Chicago couple’s fourth child.

Iker Galindo was born on Jan. 1 to mom, Brenda Lara, at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

Iker Galindo was born on Jan. 1 to mom, Brenda Lara, at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

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