Yo, baby! Meet Brooklyn’s first newborns of 2017

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Early arrival!: Nasma Baloch holds her newborn Alayna Baloch, who was the first Brooklyn baby born in the city’s Health and Hospital system at Coney Island Hospital on Jan. 1 at 1:38 am.
Tiny miracles: Sunset Parkers Bin Xing Wang and dad Daci Zhu hold baby Helen, born at Lutheran Medical Center on Jan. 1 at 4:10 am.
Bundle of joy: Phillip Colmar and Diana Espinosa welcomed little Jacob Colmar-Espinosa to the world at 2:51 am on Jan. 1 at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope.

Welcome to Brooklyn!

The borough’s first newborn of the new year, Alayna Baloch, came screaming into the world at Coney Island Hospital at 1:38 am weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, according to the city-run hospital. Parents Nasma Baloch and Mohammed Haris are very happy, said the mother of three.

“My family, my husband, all very happy,” the proud mom said.

And just about an hour later at 2:51 am, baby Jacob Colmar-Espinosa was in his parent’s arms at Methodist Hospital in Park Slope. Jacob weighed 5 pounds, 7.5 ounces, according to the hospital. Jacob is Queens couple Diana Espinosa and Phillip Colmar’s first child, and they couldn’t be happier, said Espinosa.

“We are so thrilled to welcome Jacob into the world,” said the first-time mom.

Her husband noted the benefits of having such a festive birthday.

“He’ll have an amazing party every year, and we won’t even have to pay for it,” he said.

And Kings County’s third 2017 birth was baby Helen Zhu at Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park at 4:10 am. She was born to Sunset Parkers Bin Xing Wang and Daci Zhu, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces and is the couple’s fourth child, according to the hospital.

The city’s first baby of 2017 was born in the Bronx.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Ed from Bay Ridge says:
Welcome, kids!
I wish you all good health and happiness.
Jan. 3, 2017, 5:46 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
good health
Jan. 5, 2017, 12:04 am

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