New Year's Day Babies Arrive Just After Midnight

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013  |  Updated 5:38 AM PDT
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Two babies claimed the top spot for the first born in LA County at the stroke of midnight. Both babies are healthy and had a normal delivery. Janet Zappala reports from Woodland Hills for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on January 1, 2013.

Janet Zappala

Two babies claimed the top spot for the first born in LA County at the stroke of midnight. Both babies are healthy and had a normal delivery. Janet Zappala reports from Woodland Hills for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on January 1, 2013.

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Two babies are claiming the top spot for first born in Los Angeles County at the stroke of midnight.

On Jan. 1, 2013, Dorian Martin Jean Hardy was born at Kasier Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center; the baby boy weighed in at 6lbs 13 oz.

“We just pushed and did the countdown and he came out at midnight,” said mother Candice Campudoni.
 
In East LA, at White Memorial, thrilled mom Roxanna welcomed child No. 5 into the world right at midnight, also a boy -- 7 lbs. 6oz., Jadian Arian Esquivel.
 
“My mom was excited, she was watching the clock. I was more interested in getting him out,” said Roxanna Esquivel.
 
Both babies and their families became instant celebrities. The newborns are naturally unfazed by all the attention, but their parents, like new dad Martin Hardy are still overwhelmed by it all.
 
“I don’t know what happened, I don’t. I’m confused. Still in shock,” said Martin Hardy.
 
“It’s pretty cool to know that I was the first in LA County and it was not planned,” said his wife.
 
It was not planned. In fact, baby Dorian’s parents were originally hoping he’d arrive on Christmas Day.
 
“I was hoping for Christmas, but this is even better,” said Candice Campudoni.
 
Little Jadian was actually due on Jan. 12 but made his appearance just in time to make the record books.
 
Both babies are healthy and had a normal delivery and both have plenty of siblings to keep them busy as they grow.
 

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