First baby of year born in Springfield 11 days earlier than expected


The new year started off just right for Springfield residents Tanesha Bishop and Michael Compston, even if it was 11 days earlier than expected.

The Springfield couple celebrated the birth of their son, Brennan, who arrived at about 8:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the first baby born in 2018 at Springfield Regional Medical Center.

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At a Christmas party last week, Bishop and others were talking about the possibility of having a New Year’s baby, despite her Jan. 11 due date, she said. She was in labor for nearly 11 hours, Bishop said.

“I thought it went pretty quick,” she said. “It was well worth it.”

Brennan is the second child for Bishop, who also has a daughter. He weighed 7.6 pounds, was measured at about 21 inches long and has blue eyes.

“I honestly thought he was going to be way bigger,” Bishop said. “They told me my whole pregnancy he was going to be a big baby.”

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Just 15 minutes into 2018, a baby boy was born at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, a base spokesman said.

The newborn weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and he is 20.5 inches long, but the couple wouldn’t share any more information about the child.

Two more babies were born in the early hours of 2018 — one at the Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek at 3:36 a.m., and another baby at Southview Medical Center in Washington Twp. at 3:30 a.m. Another baby boy was born at 2:54 a.m. at Miami Valley Hospital.

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