SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Every year journalists report on the first baby to be born in the Bay Area. But this year, we wanted to learn a little bit more about what the future holds for the first 2024 baby, a little guy named Albert who came into the world at 12:05 at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.
Albert weighed in at six pounds and 11 ounces.
Parents Chen Yang and Yaming Wang had a feeling their second son would come into the world before his due date of January 5.
"January 1 is always a holiday and we think celebrating his birthday in the future would be easy for us to like gather people over a holiday." Says his mom.
Dad says unlike their first son, little Albert was more than ready to burst into the world.
"We arrived and checked in and she laid down and it was already 11 p.m. Within the hour...it was really, really fast!"
According to his nurses, baby Albert wasted no time making his voice heard as well.
"He is deterministic, he cries really loud. He made it clear he wants something," says Dad.
While Albert has no problem with volume, forming words makes it a little hard to do an interview. So we found another way to get a glimpse into his future.
Maressa Brown is a journalist and astrologer who wrote the book Raising Baby By The Stars and says according to his birth chart, Albert is already living up to expectations as a "unique and inventive communicator."
Brown says "Mercury is moving backwards through Sagittarius, a fire sign known for being very outspoken! He's going to be a bit fiery for sure!"
Brown says that's just the beginning of his positive traits.
"It's really exciting. He has a sun in Capricorn and the position of the sun is in a very auspicious part. It's in the court house of Homelife, so that speaks to him being very family oriented but it's also opposite the midheaven. It's the angle that speaks to your professional path. That gives him the potential to be super successful."
On the lunar calendar, Baby Albert was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Just like his mom.
Wanugee is the owner of Golden Dragon Fortunes and says he has many clients who are interested in the Chinese Zodiac. Like Brown, he too sees promise for what lies ahead for this new bunny.
"They tend to be sensitive people, they tend to be affectionate, sentimental, like a rabbit. This particular baby...he was born in the hour of the rat so he's a little sharper and more quick and flexible like a rat. When he gets older he'll be a hardworking ox."
Mom and Dad, along with baby, are healthy and happy. What a wonderful, and auspicious way to celebrate the New Year!
When asked if they plan to add another addition to their family after this?
"Two is enough! We have two boys! Two boys is enough!"
Albert was soon followed by other Bay Area babies.
Baby Praneel was born at 12:21 a.m. at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, according to spokesman Karl Sonkin.
He weighed in at seven pounds 15 ounces.
Sonkin said another birth occurred early in 2024 at Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center, with one baby girl born at 12:49 a.m.
Kaiser Permanente also confirmed another baby was born at its medical center in Walnut Creek at approximately 12:56 a.m.
Meanwhile, a baby girl named ZaLayah Ridgle was born at Wilma Chan Highland Hospital Campus in Oakland at approximately 1:18 a.m. She weighed around 6 pounds and 10 ounces, the medical facility said.
Bay City News contributed to this report.
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