It was all smiles Thursday when the first baby born in 2015 at a Sacramento area hospital was delivered at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center.
Little Justin Casado was born at 12:02 a.m. Thursday. His parents are Jorge and Marissa Casado of Antelope, and he has a 9-year-old brother Matthew and a 5-year-old sister Mia.
Justin weighed in at 8 pounds, 14 ounces. He was nearly 22 inches long.
Mother Marissa, a credit union banker/supervisor, said that there was no rushing to the hospital. Her due date was Dec. 26.
“I had been in labor all day, and I sent my husband to work so he would quit asking me if it was time to go yet,” she said.
Marissa was in the hospital for about 61/2 hours before giving birth. She didn’t realize that Justin could be the first baby born in the area this year until the delivery actually occurred.
“My wife is definitely a trooper,” said Jorge Casado, a rooms manager at a hotel.
Dr. Jeanne Conry, director of the maternal health program at Kaiser Permanente Roseville, said that Marissa’s obstetrician reported that the mother did beautifully in delivering Justin.
“She is the first of over 5,000 deliveries that will take place in our hospital this year,” Conry said. “Our goal is to have this feel like a very calm experience but with all the technology and safety of a hospital delivery.”
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