At just twenty two seconds after midnight, the first baby born in Connecticut in 2019 was delivered at Danbury Hospital.

They certainly didn't waste any time. Not long after 2019 arrived, so did Richard Eugene Ramirez, who was born to Gerardo and Maria Ramirez, formerly of Bethel and who became the first New Years baby born in Connecticut.

The Ramirez family already has three girls — Bridgette Nicole, age 9, Ellianne Marie, age 2, and Hania, age 11. Now they add a boy to the family line up. Mom Maria Ramirez told newstimes.com:

We are so happy to have a son, up until now my husband was the only man in our house. I tell him he’s no longer going to be the king.

Richard Ramirez wasn't the only baby born New Years Day in Connecticut. Sharleene Russell of Hamden gave birth to a baby boy at 12:54 a.m. The baby weighed 3 lbs., 10 ounces and is Russell’s fourth child. A hospital spokesperson said mother and baby are doing well.

At Sharon Hospital, Lana Dyani Dean was born to first time parents Jessica and Chad Dean of Canaan at 1:02 a.m. Lana weighed 7 lbs., 7 ounces.

At 1:20 a.m., Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington had its first baby of the new year when Anne Endicott and Joshua Mocaby of Goshen welcomed Corina Scott Mocaby, the couple’s fourth baby and first daughter.

At Greenwich Hospital the first baby of 2019 arrived at 4:54 a.m. New parents Melissa and Patrick Lawrence from New Rochelle, NY welcomed baby Nathaniel Jesus Lawrence, weighing 7 lbs., 7 ounces.

The one thing all these parents have in common, besides having New Years babies, is that none of them can use their new arrivals as 2018 tax deductions.