WEST READING, Pa. - It didn't take long for the region's first baby of the new year to come into the world.
Marissa Lilliana-Rose Wilby was born at Reading Hospital at 12:04 a.m. Wednesday.
"Five minutes of pushing. That's it. I'm very blessed," said the baby's mom, Laura, who wasn't expecting her baby to be born on New Year's Day.
Marissa weighed in at 6 pounds, 4.2 ounces and measured 19-1/4 inches.
St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill, Lehigh Co., welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 1:59 a.m. "Baby Boy Shah" is the second child for Sajjad and Yasmin Shah, of Bethlehem. He has a 4-1/2-year-old brother.
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pottstown, Montgomery Co., welcomed its first baby of the new year, a boy, at 3:16 a.m.
At last check, St. Joseph Medical Center in Bern Twp., Berks Co., had not had a baby born on New Year's Day.
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