Carolina Maria Madrona Quispe, born in Zaragoza at the chime of midnight, is officially the first baby of 2019 in Spain.
The new-born girl arrived just as the new year started and is Jesus and Veronica’s second daughter.
The parents openly welcomed Spanish press into their room at the Maternity and Children’s Hospital in Aragon’s capital to share their experience with the public.
The baby’s mother, Veronica, said in an interview that the delivery ‘went very well and there was no complications’, and that she ‘had a feeling that the baby would make her way into the new year’.
Carolina Maria wasn’t the only new year birth in Spain; a boy named Lucas, born five minutes after Jesus and Veronica’s baby girl, was the first child to be born in Andalucia’s public health system this year.
Lucas was born at the Maternal and Children’s Hospital in Malaga, weighing 3.470 kg, according to the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucia.
The first baby of 2019 in the Valencian Community was Lola, a baby girl who arrived into the world at 00:06 am.
Alejandra, a baby girl born at 00:08am, was the first new year arrival in Murcia.
At the same time, Iker was born in Euskadi. The baby boy was received at the University Hospital of Donostia.
The first birth of the year in Cataluña was a girl named Emma, arriving at 00:13 am.
Liam Castaño’s was the first baby to be born in Extremadura, at 00:20 am
Madrid’s first new born was a girl, whose name Is unknown, arriving at 00:31am.
Four minutes later, baby boy Anxo, was born in Galicia.
Just before 2019’s first hour was over, Mauro (Asturias) and Samuel (La Rioja) were born.
At 01:20am, the first Segovian child was born, his name is Javier.
Baby Sol was the first newborn in Cantabria, Tomeu arrived shortly after in the Balearic Islands and Marina, the last-born baby, was received in Navarra at 03:23am.