The new year is often times brought in with celebrations and traditions, in hopes the new year will bring happiness and joy.
For Richard Bolda and Alexis Gee of New Boston, they celebrated the happiness and joy that came with the birth of their baby girl.
Avah Danielle Bolda was born at 9:47 a.m. on January 1, 2017, making her the first baby of 2017 born at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
For Richard Bolda, getting to see his baby girl being born is part of his recent miracle story.
A few days prior Richard was involved in an automobile accident that resulted in injuries to one of this arms and scrapes and bruises to other parts of his body including face and neck.
Officials with the Southern Ohio Medical Center Maternity Ward are expecting one more birth on Sunday, making it the second birth of the new year.
The United State Census Bureau projects, “in January 2017, the United States is expected to experience one birth every eight seconds and one death every 11 seconds. Meanwhile, net international migration is expected to add one person to the U.S. population every 33 seconds. The combination of births, deaths and net international migration will increase the U.S. population by one person every 17 seconds. The projected world population on Jan. 1, 2017, is 7,362,350,168, an increase of 77,849,375, or 1.07 percent, from New Year’s Day 2016. During January 2017, 4.3 births and 1.8 deaths are expected worldwide every second.”
The Census Bureau keeps a World Population Clock that shows people population growth in the United States and the world. The clock can be found at www.census.gov/popclock.
Wayne Allen can be reached at 740-353-3101 ext. 1933 or @WayneallenPDT on Twitter