By: Kristine Uyeno
(KHNL) - Three newborns are sharing the title of the first Oahu baby of 2007.
They were all born at 12:01 a.m. at three different hospitals and the babies are sharing more than just their birthdays.
They're all girls and they arrived earlier than expected.
But for one family, celebrating a New Year's birthday, isn't anything new.
Amelia Rector arrived on Jan. 1, weight 8.2 lbs., but get this, her dad Jonathan was also born on New Year's Day and mom Heather, on New Year's Eve.
"My husband said it was 11:59 p.m. and I pushed and it was 12 a.m. and she came out," said Heather Rector, Amelia's mom.
"I was kind of worried there for a second, I was like you're gonna have to push hard on this one. I saw it rolled right at :59 and I said this is it, we gotta be the first," said Jonathan Rector, Amelia's dad.
But they weren't the only ones pushing to be the first. At Kaiser Moanalua, Kahealanialoha Contemplo of Honolulu welcomed her third child, Kyra, who was 6.8 lbs.
"Yeah, I had like 6 nurses around me, they all came in, I think they were more excited than me," said Contemplo.
At the exact same time, Luciana Chapellin-Carvalho of Waimea bay gave birth to her first child, Sofia, at Wahiawa General Hospital. That's also where this new mom works as a nurse. But she wasn't expecting this.
"And then I thought, maybe I'll have the last baby of 2006. So it was a surprise that she came at that time," said Chapellin-Carvalho.
All of the babies and their moms are doing fine. And as for the Rectors, will this New Year's birthday become a family tradition?