Welcome to first babies of the New Year

First babies

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Anthony Ortiz, left, and Evan Saldaña were both born 16 minutes after midnight.



Posted on January 1, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 2 at 12:02 PM

It was a photo finish for the first baby of the new year in North Texas.

Little Evan Saldaña was born at 12:16 a.m. at Medical City Dallas Hospital weighing in at seven pounds and seven ounces.

The baby boy is the third child for Andy and Gina Saldaña. They had just arrived home from church and were getting dinner ready last night when Gina went into labor.

Mom, dad and baby are all fine.

Tarrant County's first baby also arrived at 12:16 a.m. Anthony Joel Ortiz was born at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

Little Anthony was eager to get here; he wasn't due until mid to late January, but apparently wanted to celebrate the New Year.

Good luck to all the new parents of 2012.