First Marin Baby of 2018 Makes an Entrance at 01:18

GREENBRAE, CA, January 1, 2018—A baby boy born to a San Anselmo couple, claimed the title of Marin’s First Baby of the Year on Monday at Marin General Hospital. The 7 pound 12 ounce boy was born 4 days after his due date. His parents named him Sam. Sam is the first child of Matt Herrero and April Underwood who are longtime residents of Marin County. "We are excited for Sam to be one of the first highlights of 2018!" said the parents.

Marin General Hospital spokesperson Jamie Maites says the hospital prepared a special basket of goodies for the First Baby from the hospital Baby Nook, including a Petunia Pickle Bottom back pack that is filled with stuffies, swaddling blankets, a diaper mat and wipe holder in addition to many other miscellaneous baby items.

"This is a wonderful way to start the New Year," said Labor and delivery RN Heide Gergus "It's always an honor to welcome a new member to a loving family—and especially exciting when it’s the first one of the year."