Lansing-Mama rings in 2022 with a New Year’s surprise

LANSING, Michigan (WLNS) – When the clock struck midnight, millions of people across the country began ringing in the New Year. For Shamaria Roby from Lansing, she hardly noticed it and she had a good reason.

“I was at home feeling pressured right now, so I went to the doctor,” said Roby.

Ten minutes after arriving at Sparrow Hospital, her water broke.

“She was like coming today.”

A few hours later she welcomed this little girl, weighing six pounds and six ounces, into the world.
It was the first baby born at Sparrow Hospital in 2022 and an early surprise for mom to start the new year.

“I didn’t expect to hold it at all at first, wear it or anything, but now it’s like you know you are getting more emotional, while today goes on like I can’t believe I was right now had a New Years baby, “said Robi.

Mom says she has yet to decide on a name. It’s between Gianni or Piper, but she knows she’s loved and encouraged.

“Just be great. No matter what is great. It’s not even just for my child, you only know for them, all of my children are just great, as if you can’t give them anything but these encouraging words. “

Sparrow Hospital says they had a busy night with multiple babies arriving just before midnight. For Roby, she’s enjoying every minute of this new year with her new daughter in her arms.

“I can’t put it down at all.”

As part of Sparrow’s New Years Baby, Roby will leave the hospital with a car seat, gift bag, and teddy bear, but no bigger gift than this little girl.

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