Oh, baby! Oahu's first 2018 bundle of joy arrived 3 weeks early

Oh, baby! Oahu's first 2018 bundle of joy arrived 3 weeks early
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Melody Jane Irorita was scheduled to enter the world right around Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

She had other plans, though.

The little bundle of joy — all 8 pounds, 12.4 ounces of her — arrived at 1:28 a.m. New Year's Day, three weeks early and right on time.

She's the first baby born on Oahu this year, and mom Charmaine, baby — and dad — are doing just fine.

"It's awesome," said dad Geordan Siri, looking just a bit exhausted on Monday afternoon as he sat in a hospital room at Kaiser Permanente-Moanalua.

Charmaine Irorita, holding little Melody Jane in her arms, said she certainly hadn't planned to have a New Year's baby.

When she went into labor, the nurses and doctors asked her if she wanted to give birth on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.

Her response: "It doesn't really matter as long as she comes out healthy. And as long as comes out, like, right now."

Irorita was in active labor for about four hours and now the whole family, of Kaneohe, is ready to kick off 2018 with a good nap.

The first baby born in Hawaii this year arrived about an hour earlier than Melody Jane — at 12:23 a.m. at Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Parents Amanda and Johnny Wilson say little Franklin weighs in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces. And both mother and baby are fine.

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