Sandra Rincon and Juan Garcia’s New Year’s Eve plans didn’t include a trip to the hospital, but shortly after midnight on Jan. 1, they became the parents of Tucson’s first baby of 2016.
Diana Laura Garcia Rincon was born at Tucson Medical Center at 12:03 a.m. Friday, nearly 10 hours after her mother was admitted to the hospital. She weighed in at 5 pounds 14 ounces and is 18½ inches long.
Tucson’s first six babies of the new year were also born at TMC, but Diana holds the honor of being the first.
The Star sat down with her mother to ask a few questions. Here’s what she had to say:
Q: Did you know that you’d be having the baby around New Year’s?
A: No, the baby was scheduled to be born between (January) 23rd and 28th, so she came about three weeks early.
Q: What were you doing yesterday when you went into labor?
A: I was getting ready for New Year’s Eve and had all the food prepared when my water broke and we had to run to the hospital.
Q: How did you choose the baby’s name?
A: Diana is for Princess Diana and Laura is my sister’s name.
Q: Were there any complications with the pregnancy?
A: At first we were a little bit worried about the baby’s heart, because the doctor told us she might have issues with it. But as the pregnancy progressed, it resolved itself.
Q: Do you have other children?
A: She’s our fourth baby and the last one. We have a 5-, 3- and 2-year-old at home, and they’re very excited about their new sister.