Image courtesy Miller Children's and Women's Hospital
After nearly 24 hours of labor, Jennifer and Sherman Tom Sun Jr. rang in the new year with their baby boy, Sherman Harold Tom Sun III, on Jan 1 at 2:51am, the Long Beach Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital announced Thursday, Jan. 2.
“We have been in the hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, and our due date wasn’t until Jan. 5, so we didn’t think he was going to come on Jan. 1,” Jennifer Tom Sun, Sherman’s mother, said. “We thought he was taking his time, but we were so excited when we learned that we were the first baby of the New Year for Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital.”
Sherman Harold weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz., and was 19 inches long, the hospital stated.
The hospital gifted the Tom Sun family a special “First Baby Basket,” filled with onesies, booties, newborn clothing, receiving blankets, diapers and gifts for the new parents.