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Western New York hospitals welcome the first babies of 2021

One family welcomed a new member around 1 a.m. at Oishei Children's Hospital. At Mercy Hospital, just an hour later, a baby boy was also born.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ivy Bindig and Quinn Allard of East Aurora said they typically spend New Year's Eve playing board games, but this year was a little different for sure.

The couple welcomed their first child, Atreyu Carter Allard at 2:13 a.m. New Year's morning at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. 

He was due to arrive on January 4 but apparently couldn't wait to get here. 

The baby's name was inspired by a character in the movie "NeverEnding Story." Little Atreyu weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds, 15 ounces. The mother and the baby are said to be doing well on New Year's Day. 

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The Catholic Health system also welcomed their second New Year's baby, the first one to be born at Sisters of Charity Hospital, about two hours later, around 4 a.m. 

The hospital said that Tru Michael Davis was born at 4:02 a.m. Both Tru and his mom are doing well, according to Catholic Health.

Credit: Catholic Health
Tru Michael and his mom at Sisters Hospital.

However, Kaleida Health may lay claim to the first baby born in Erie County in 2021. 

A spokesperson says a baby was delivered at Oishei Children's Hospital at around 1 a.m. No other information was available at this time.