It’s always a race to be first.  First through the finish line, first to get the best seat in the movie theater, and first to point out the flaws in someone else’s arguments.  But on Sunday, the race was on to have the first newborn of 2017.

Imagine having the honor of delivering the first baby of the new year.  Not gonna lie, that sounds terribly exciting.

The Stamford Advocate says the city’s first baby arrived just three hours after the new year.  Attilio “Leo” Alexander Carestia was born at Stamford Hospital at 2:55 in the morning.

Meanwhile, at Hartford Hospital, another infant was born just minutes into the new year.  The Hartford Courant says Gia Burns was born at 12:29 a.m.

The first baby of 2017 took a little longer to come into the world at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.  Lucas Li was born at at 5:18 in the morning.

A few minutes after that, Bridgeport Hospital welcomed their first newborn of the year. Arianna Lassus came into the world at 5:39 a.m.

Yale-New Haven Hospital announced that their first newborn of the year came at 6:03 a.m.

However, only one baby was truly the champion of punctuality.  Middlesex Hospital claims the title this year of delivering Connecticut’s first baby!  WTNH says Arlow Stone Genty was born at promptly at 12:01 a.m.  Funny thing about Arlow, though.  He was supposed to arrive on the 16th, but he had other plans.  His mother, Courtnai  Genty, says she watched the ball drop in the delivery room.

Congratulations to all the new parents!

What do you think? Comment below