The first babies of 2019 in San Luis Obispo County were born within 16 minutes of each other.
The first baby was delivered at 1:14 a.m. at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, but the mother “requested her privacy” and elected not to announce any other information.
The parents of the second child, a baby boy named Micah James Fazio, proudly posed for a photo with the little one who weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches tall.
Parents Katherine Pastioli and James Fazio welcomed their son at 1:30 a.m., according to hospital officials.
The parents are “happy to share this memorable moment with the community,” said Krista Deans, a Tenet Healthcare spokesperson.
Micah James Fazio was bundled up for his photo, eyes closed, with a blanket wrapped around him and a black-and-white, horizontally striped beanie cap.
His parents smiled and held him for a photo provided by the hospital. They huddled together on Katherine’s hospital bed for the shot.