A Columbia couple became new parents early on New Year's Day at Howard County General Hospital when they welcomed their first child at 7:36 a.m.
Not only is the baby the first born at Howard County General in 2013, but also the first born in the hospital's 40th anniversary year.
The parents, Gillian and Jimmy Jimenez gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Elijah, who weighed in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, according to the hospital.
Elijah is approximately baby number 90,500 to be born at Howard County General since it was founded in 1973, according to the hospital's spokesperson.
In 2012, 3,333 babies were born at Howard County General.