First US Baby of 2018 Wasn't Born in Any of the 50 States

Logan James Lynch Perez was born on the island of Guam, a US territory
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2018 3:30 PM CST
First US Baby of 2018 Wasn't Born in Any of the 50 States
Welcome to the world, Logan!   (Getty Images/Liudmila_Fadzeyeva)

At the end of every calendar year, imminent parents-to-be around the US wonder if their bundle of joy will be the one to nab the nation's "first baby" honors. In 2018, that distinction goes to Logan James Lynch Perez—and he wasn't born in any of the 50 states, People notes. The 6-pound, 15-inch infant was welcomed at two seconds after midnight Monday in Guam, a US territory, and his parents, Jennica Lynch and Davante Perez, were thrilled. "It was painful, but it was worth it," Lynch tells the Pacific Daily News. "He's a handsome, healthy baby."

Little Logan came at his own pace, making him eligible for the first-baby title; those vying for the honors can't come from an induced labor, per Guam Memorial Hospital rules. "It was all natural," says Dr. Thomas Shieh. Logan was welcomed by his parents and an older brother, 3-year-old Nolan Jude. The family received a gift package worth $4,000 from a local company for their new addition. (More first baby stories.)

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