Father Time didn’t forget Brooklyn as he toiled around the perinatal clock.
As boroughites bid farewell to 2008, the pitter-patter of pint-sized feet was a definite New Year’s Day show at local hospitals, where triumphant workers and misty-eyed relatives welcomed the borough’s first babies to their brand new world.
At Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, One Brookdale Plaza, obstetricians delivered six-pound-14-ounce Tyenna Pearson to proud mom Takime Vaval at 1:25 a.m., making the bouncing baby girl Brooklyn’s first New Year’s Day infant.
It took a little more than six hours later for the party to start at New York Methodist Hospital, 506 6th Street, where first-time parents Mariya and Taras Tsyapa, of Kensington, celebrated the birth of their infant girl, Annalyese Emily, at exactly 5:38 a.m. The Tsyapas’ bundle of joy tipped the scales at seven-pounds.
Cheers and tears flowed as freely as champagne at Woodhull Medical Center, 760 Broadway, where the delighted Toussaint-St. Juste family rang in the new year with the birth of their nine-pound-two-ounce baby boy, Justin at 6:08 a.m.
Elsewhere in the borough, merriment continued with the arrival of lil’ Elaine You, who gave her parents plenty to hoot and holler about at Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street, where she made her grand entrance at 7:57 a.m., weighing-in at five-pounds, 13 ounces.
Later, as the afternoon sun filtered through the maternity ward at Long Island College Hospital, 339 Hicks Street, weary-but-ecstatic Fort Greene mom Dominique Knight cuddled her New Year’s Day cherub — a seven-pound, 11-ounce baby boy, named Davonte, who became quite the local star when he arrived in the midst of a fawning clutch of relatives, nurses and doctors at precisely 3 p.m.
All the newborns and their parents were showered with gifts and well-wishes from their respective hospitals.
Congratulations and a Happy New Year to all of Brooklyn’s ‘first’ babies, and their families.