Local

Centegra Hospital – Huntley welcomes first baby of 2018

Belvidere woman has her first child at 5:11 a.m.

Karla Hernandez and Eduardo Espino welcomed McHenry County’s first newborn of 2018. Weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, Eduardo Espino was born at 5:11 a.m. Monday at Centegra Hospital – Huntley.
Karla Hernandez and Eduardo Espino welcomed McHenry County’s first newborn of 2018. Weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces, Eduardo Espino was born at 5:11 a.m. Monday at Centegra Hospital – Huntley.

HUNTLEY – Eduardo Espino and Karla Hernandez can expect to see lots of new firsts in 2018 after welcoming their son into the world at 5:11 a.m. Monday.

Hernandez and Espino, of Belvidere, have the honor of announcing McHenry County’s first baby of 2018.

Eduardo Espino – named after his father – was born at Centegra Hospital – Huntley on New Year’s Day.

“It feels great,” Hernandez said.

Eduardo weighed in at 6 pounds,
4 ounces and is 18 inches long. He has a full head of hair and was quiet in his first hours, his dad said.

“He doesn’t really cry much,” Espino said.

The couple has been married for two years and had been planning to expand their family. Eduardo is their first child, and he will join many cousins, Espino said.

The couple arrived at the hospital early Sunday but were told Hernandez wasn’t quite ready for labor.

They returned later in the day, and Eduardo was born after 11 or 12 hours of labor, his father said.

As of the afternoon, Eduardo was one of two babies born Monday in McHenry County. Another child was born at Centegra Hospital – McHenry about 9:30 a.m., hospital officials said.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.