Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford Welcomes First Baby of 2024

New Year baby arrives early to meet the family

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, the core of the Stanford Medicine Children’s Health network, rang in 2024 in the best way — by welcoming its first New Year’s baby on Monday morning at 3:49 a.m.

Karla Miranda Reyes and Fredie Garcia welcomed a son to the world on New Year’s Day. This is their second boy for the Palo Alto family. The baby boy was a ‘nice surprise’ since he was not officially due until mid-January.

“We were at home having dinner with family, preparing to celebrate the new year, when he decided it was time to meet the rest of the family,” said Reyes.

On average, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital delivers 4,500 babies each year, that’s nearly a dozen babies a day. On December 31, 2023, New Year’s Eve, there were 13 deliveries, including one set of twins. A total of 6 babies were born on New Year’s day. Packard Children’s is exclusively dedicated to caring for expectant mothers and children, and is ranked as one of the top children’s hospital in the nation and as a “High Performing” hospital for maternity care by U.S. News & World Report.


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