BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A new year means new bundles of joy for some families in Bakersfield.
Born two weeks before her due date, Addison Howard was the first baby born in 2014 at Memorial Hospital at 1:37 a.m.
And at six pounds and twelve ounces, she came as a total surprise.
Just two doors down and 18 minutes later, another New Years miracle was born.
Diana Diaz gave birth to Dayanara Gonzalez at 1:55 a.m. weighing in at 7lbs 14oz. Diaz said she was in no rush to see her New Years surprise.
"(I was told I) was the second one and I said I don't care as long as she's here and healthy that's all I care about."
At San Joaquin Community Hospital, Joel Adamson arrived at 6:51 a.m. after twelve hours of labor.