First babies born in Midland and Odessa

First babies born in Midland and Odessa

As many rang in the new year, two families are celebrating in a different way.

Odessa Regional Medical Center delivered the first baby just three minutes into the new year.

Grayson Zay Rubalcado, born six inches and just under 11.5 pounds to his parents Alyssa Orona and Jeremiah Rubalcado.

Orona said she wasn't due for another two and a half weeks, but had to come to the doctor around 6:30 Saturday night.

"I didn't think I was in labor," said Orona. "I just thought it was like ingestion pains, but I was in labor."

Graysons father, Jeremiah, said he didn't believe Alyssa was going into labor when he was told, but he made it to the hospital as quickly as he could.

"I didn't believe her because her due date was January 17," said Rubalcado. "But I knew, I had a feeling. But I don't know, it was crazy. It was a good experience."

When he got there, it hit him.

"Honestly sir, I was scared myself," said Rubalcado. "For real, I was shocked. But I was telling her to push."

The parents said they're excited their son was the first baby born in Midland/Odessa this new year but they're even more excited to have their new baby boy.

The first baby delivered at Midland Memorial Hospital was born a little later in the morning at 6:15 a.m. Paisley Jo Black weighed in at 6 pounds and 8 ounces. Cody and Abigail Black are her parents.

They will be given a gift basket full of gifts for the new baby and mom.

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