Our borough's first baby of the New Year was born exactly at the stroke of midnight in Glen Oaks.
This baby boy was born to Daniella and Eli Malakov of Forest Hills at Northwell Long Island Jewish Medical Center at exactly 12:00am Friday morning. The baby won't be named until his bris next week.
Daniella says she and the baby are doing just fine. She says she never expected to give birth to the year's first baby in the borough.
“I thought that I was going to deliver two weeks ahead. I thought I was going to deliver December 15th. My due date was December 30th,” Daniella Malakov said.
“I've been a nurse here at Northwell Health, LIJ, for 28 years and in 28 years I have never had a baby deliver exactly at 12 o'clock,” added Labor and Delivery nurse Patricia Garofalo.
A second baby was born at the hospital just after midnight, and that child will be featured in a new TV ad for LIJ.