First 2015 baby born at Yale hospital

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New mom Ann Werner, baby Declan Richard Smith, center, and father Patrick Smith, all of Hamden. (Photo courtesy: Yale-New Haven Hospital)

NEW HAVEN, CT— A Hamden newborn can claim the title first “New Year’s baby” in New Haven.

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital welcomed their first baby of the new year, born at 12:17 a.m. to Patrick Smith and Ann Werner of Hamden.

Their son, Declan Richard Smith, weighed in an 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces and is the family’s first child.

Mother and baby are doing well, the hospital says.