Family welcomes New Year baby

Posted at 01/01/2013 10:55 AM | Updated as of 01/02/2013 10:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines - A 21-year-old woman gave birth to baby boy John Leon at 12:03 in the morning, just minutes after the country welcomed 2013.

Mary Rose San Jose, who checked in at Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital at 10 p.m. on Monday, believes having a baby on the first of January will bring her luck.

The New Year baby is the second child of San Jose and live-in partner Oliver Aldea.

San Jose was not expected to give birth until January 4 but Aldea said it was also a blessing since the hospital offered free services during the first hours of the New Year.