Ohio couple welcomes Michigan Medicine’s first baby of new year

January 3, 2018  //  FOUND IN: News

A rivalry was born on New Year’s Day as Ohio parents welcomed son Brolin at 1:18 a.m., the first baby born in 2018 at Michigan Medicine.

Parents Erika Manis, M.D., a neurology fellow at U-M and Jeffrey Moore, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Toledo Children’s Hospital, had their first child, now 2 years old, at Ohio State University Hospital, U-M’s long-time football rival.

As the world celebrated the arrival of 2018, lucky parents were celebrating the arrival of new babies who made their debut at Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. The U-M hospital welcomes about 4,000 babies each year.

Brolin was expected to arrive Wednesday, but he was born early Monday morning, weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces, hours after his parents made the drive from Toledo to Ann Arbor.

The new dad covered many miles that day.

“I was driving from Chicago where I’d picked up my mother-in-law when I got the call,” Moore said. “After I got us home, I packed a bag and we came to Ann Arbor.”

His parents, of Dayton, Ohio, soon followed to join the celebration.