ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — Just moments after the clock ticked down to 2022, a baby girl was welcomed into the world at Kaiser Permanente’s Antioch Medical Center.

Madelyn Mei Simms born at Antioch Medical Center at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1 2022.

The infant was born at 12:01 a.m. and was the front runner for the Bay Area’s first born of 2022, but according to Kaiser officials it was a close race this year.

There were several other babies born in the region during the first hour of 2022, including the following:

  • At 12:20 a.m., at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center, a boy to a San Jose family
  • At 12:32 a.m., at Kaiser Permanente’s San Leandro Medical Center
  • At 12:39 a.m., at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, a girl to a San Jose family
  • At 12:45 a.m., at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa Medical Center
  • At 1:14 a.m., at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital boy born to an Oakland family.