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First Bay Area baby of 2017 born in San Jose

San Diego couple here for holidays when baby Grace Emily Moreno arrives

A baby girl was born in San Jose 12 seconds after midnight Sunday, likely making her the first Bay Area baby of 2017.

Grace Emily Moreno was born at O'Connor Hospital to Leslie and Edwin Moreno. She weighs 6 pounds and 11 ounces and is 20 inches long, her father Edwin Moreno said. She is their third child.

"Everything went perfect, thanks to the nurses and Dr. Dale Capulong," who delivered the baby, Moreno said.

The family lives at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, where Moreno is stationed as a Marine. The Morenos were in San Jose visiting family and Leslie Moreno did not expect to go into labor on New Year's Eve.

"God knows when the baby's born, and that's what matters," Edwin Moreno said.

When asked about their hopes for the new year, the Morenos said a quick recovery and a happy, healthy baby.

Allison Levitsky, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service

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