First baby arrives early in Aurora
By Linda Girardi For the Beacon-News January 1, 2014 7:40PM
Julia and Steven Failla ventured out their Oswego home at around 8 o'clock New Year's Eve for a celebration of a lifetime, the birth of their third child. Jonathon Joseph Failla arrived 10:25 a.m. in the birth unit at Rush-Copley Medical Center, the hospital's first baby born in 2014. | Linda Girardi~For Sun-TImes Media
Julia and Steven Failla ventured out of their Oswego home at around 8 o’clock New Year’s Eve for a celebration of a lifetime: the birth of their third child.
Jonathon Joseph Failla arrived 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, a healthy 6-pound, 12-ounce baby boy in the birth unit at Rush-Copley Medical Center, the hospital’s first baby born in 2014.
Failla was one of three mothers the hospital had in labor during New Year’s Eve, a night when most people were nestled at home or at a party to ring in another year.
“He’s actually a surprise, we didn’t know whether we were having a boy or a girl,” Failla said. “We already have one princess,” the beaming mother said.
It won’t be long before Jonathon goes home to meet his sister, 17-month old girl Gianna and 10-year-old brother Anthony.
Having a New Year’s Day baby was also a surprise as the mother was not due for another three weeks.
Steven Failla said it was exciting to spend New Year’s Eve waiting for the arrival of their baby. “Not many people can say they spent New Year’s Eve in labor,” the dad said.
“I was a little concerned the birth would happen Dec. 30th when we had Chicago Blackhawks tickets. My 10-year-old son would have been very disappointed if we didn’t make the game,” he said.