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Dominick, who was born exactly at midnight on the first day of 2020, and his mother, Dannie.
Dominick, who was born exactly at midnight on the first day of 2020, and his mother, Dannie.Brigham and Women's Hospital (custom credit)

As revelers bid farewell to 2019, two Massachusetts hospitals welcomed newborns within minutes of the New Year.


Dominick was born at exactly midnight at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the hospital said in a press release. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 19.5 inches. He and his mother, Dannie, are “resting comfortably,” the release said.

Eleven minutes later in Worcester, Aaron Jimenez was born to Jessica Heredia and Argenis Jimene at UMass Memorial Medical Center, officials there said.

He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and is the brother of four-year-old Argeniswho was born on Thanksgiving in 2015.

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At the Brigham, Dominick had a lot of competition to claim the title of first baby of the New Year.

Another seven babies were born at the hospital between midnight and 1 p.m. Wednesday, officials at the hospital said. Two more are expected there this afternoon.

Dominick, who was born exactly at midnight on the first day of 2020, and his mother, Dannie.
Dominick, who was born exactly at midnight on the first day of 2020, and his mother, Dannie.Brigham and Women's Hospital (custom credit)
Aaron Jiminez was the first Worcester baby born in 2020 in Worcester. He is pictured here with his mother, Jessica Heredia.
Aaron Jiminez was the first Worcester baby born in 2020 in Worcester. He is pictured here with his mother, Jessica Heredia.Tony Berry (custom credit)







Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.