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Hospitals around tri-state area welcome first babies of 2017

NEW YORK — While some New Yorkers were ringing in the New Year at midnight in Times Square or at parties, some of NYC’s first babies of 2017 were born.

NYC Health + Hospitals welcomed baby girl Melanie at 12:09 a.m. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was born at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

Melanie is the first baby to be born in 2017 within the NYC Health + Hospitals system, according to a news release.

Another baby was welcomed at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, a boy named Jacob, around 2:51 a.m.

He weighed in at 5 pounds, 7.5 ounces and hails from Long Island City with his parents, the hospital said.

In New Jersey, Hackensack University Medical Center announced their first birth at the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital.

Milan Evee Belle Swenson made her debut at 12:04 a.m., to parents Dana and Kyle Swensen of Midland Park.

Baby Milan Evee Belle Swensen was delivered at 12:04 a.m. on January 1, 2017 at HackensackUMC believed to be the first baby born in NJ in 2017. (HackensackUMC)

Baby Milan Evee Belle Swensen was delivered at 12:04 a.m. on January 1, 2017 at HackensackUMC believed to be the first baby born in NJ in 2017. (HackensackUMC)

“The whole experience was so surreal. I was pushing as the ball began to drop and then she was here. This was the best New Year’s Eve ever.” said Dana.

Kyle said they added in “Evee Belle” to her name because “we rang in 2017 when she was being born.”