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Welcoming the first baby of the new year

For a while it didn’t look like there was going to be a New Year’s baby at Tahoe Forest Hospital, but at 11:23 p.m. on Jan. 1, Griselda Rodriguez of Kings Beach gave birth to Talía Lisette Aguilera Rodriguez, a healthy 7 pound, 9 ounce baby girl.

“I didn’t know that she was the first baby born until the next day,” said Rodriguez through a translator at Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Though there is no official contest, newborn Talía will receive a supply of diapers and a number of other gifts from hospital volunteers for coming into the world first on Jan. 1, three days before her Jan. 4 due date.

According to Rodriguez, getting to the hospital was stressful due to the snowy conditions around the region, but everything worked out for the best, and Talía went home to meet her two brothers Jorge, 7, and Luis, 12, on Tuesday.Since Talía was born, the Tahoe Forest Hospital Maternity Ward has seen four more babies born in 2005, putting them on pace to match the ward’s 40 babies per month average.