New Year's Baby

Kassandra Burruel and Nicholas Tribolet, with their son, Dominic Tribolet, who was born at midnight on Jan. 1 at Tucson Medical Center. Dominic weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces.

Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

Here are three things to know about Tucson’s first baby of 2018, Dominic Tribolet, who was born to Kassandra Burruel and Nicholas Tribolet at Tucson Medical Center at 12:00 a.m. Monday.

How did you pick the baby’s name?

Nicholas: “It was a name I’ve always been interested in. Once I mentioned it to her, it was just automatic, you know, it was a given, like no discussion. So it just seemed the perfect fit.”

When did you realize you were having a New Year’s baby?

Kassandra: “His due date was on the seventh, but for medical reasons we had to get induced sooner, which I turned 39 weeks on the 31st, so it kind of just landed on there.”

Nicholas: “We would joke about it throughout the pregnancy, just like little jokes here and there.

“It’s kind of funny to actually see it happened.”

Who does the baby look like?

Kassandra: “I think he’s a mush of both of us.”

Nicholas: “Honestly, it depends on the pictures you look at. Some people will say me based on some pictures, other ones say his mom.

“He has my ears.”