Madison’s first baby of the year born at Meriter Hospital

Madison’s first baby of the year born at Meriter Hospital

A local family rang in the new year with a new baby.

Sarah Thomas-Sherma and Neeraj Sherma welcomed their daughter at 1:01 a.m. at Meriter Hospital in Madison. The new parents said Aria’s festive birthday was a surprise, because her due date was last Wednesday.

“I think we would have been just as happy at any time, but she wanted to make the record,” Thomas-Sherma said. “But we couldn’t have asked for a better way [to start 2018],”

Aria weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Madison’s first baby of the year born at Meriter Hospital