The roaring ‘20s got a whole new meaning when more than 20 nurses, doctors and staff at the Katz Women’s Hospital at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) erupted into cheers as Northwell Health welcomed its first baby born in 2020.
Giselle Delahoz, 33, and José Francisco Adrian, 34, both of East Rockaway, rang in the New Year with the birth of their first child, a baby girl, Natalia Sofia Adrian-Delahoz at 6 minutes and 20 seconds past midnight. Baby Natalia weighed in at 6 pounds 12 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. Baby Natalia was the second baby on Long Island to be born in the new decade.
Just before the clock struck midnight, the staff at Katz Women’s Hospital turned the labor and delivery room’s television to the Time Square ball drop. Adorned with New Year’s party hats and necklaces, everyone broke out in celebration twice: once at midnight, and a second for Natalia’s birth.
“Once the ball dropped, the nurses turned to me and said ‘Happy New Year, now push,” and push I did,” joked Mrs. Delahoz. “I am very grateful for all of the doctors and nurses who helped me through it all.”
The birth of their baby girl will forever hold a special meaning for dad, who is celebrating his 35th birthday on January 2.
“It’s hard to explain, but when she grabbed my finger for the first time, there is no better feeling,” said Mr. Adrian. “We always wanted to have a child, and the birth of my daughter is the best gift we could have ever received.”
Submitted by Northwell Health