Santa Clarita welcomes first baby of the year
Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy is held by his father, Michael Abbas, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signal
By Samie Gebers
Sunday, January 1st, 2017

The year started out with an unexpected surprise for a Newhall couple when Mira Sophoclis gave birth to Nicholas Georgy, the first baby born in Santa Clarita for the year of 2017, on Sunday.

“The baby is doing well, the mother is doing well and (the couple) is very happy,” Henry Mayo nursery nurse Janelle Seitz said.

Georgy was born in Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital at 7:48 a.m. on Sunday, weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces.

Michael Abbas, right, looks at his newborn son, Nicholas Georgy, held by his wife, Mira Sophoclis, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Samie Gebers/Signal
Michael Abbas, right, looks at his newborn son, Nicholas Georgy, held by his wife, Mira Sophoclis, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Samie Gebers/Signal

“We were planning on going to see the fireworks,” Michael Abbas said, husband of Sophoclis and father to the newborn. “We still had two weeks before the baby.”

“It was a big surprise for us,” said Sophoclis.

The married couple are expecting some hectic weeks and change ahead of them with the new addition to the family.

“He’s our first baby,” Sophoclis said. “It’s going to be a little bit challenging but we’re excited about that.”

Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy rests in his mother's arms at Henry Mayo Newhall memorial hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signal
Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy rests in his mother’s arms at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signal

The couple is not only excited about the weeks ahead of them, but also that they gave birth to the first baby born in Santa Clarita this year.

“I told (the parents) that he was Mr. Santa Clarita today,” Seitz said. “They were pretty happy.”

The parents are expecting to stay in the hospital for at least one more night before returning home.

And while little Nicholas Georgy hasn’t done much other than sleep, cry and eat, the tired couple is extremely happy to see their first son born on a special day.

“It’s amazing,” said Abbas. “There was a connection from the moment I saw him.”

About the author

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.

Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy is held by his father, Michael Abbas, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signal

Santa Clarita welcomes first baby of the year

The year started out with an unexpected surprise for a Newhall couple when Mira Sophoclis gave birth to Nicholas Georgy, the first baby born in Santa Clarita for the year of 2017, on Sunday.

“The baby is doing well, the mother is doing well and (the couple) is very happy,” Henry Mayo nursery nurse Janelle Seitz said.

Georgy was born in Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital at 7:48 a.m. on Sunday, weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces.

Michael Abbas, right, looks at his newborn son, Nicholas Georgy, held by his wife, Mira Sophoclis, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Samie Gebers/Signal
Michael Abbas, right, looks at his newborn son, Nicholas Georgy, held by his wife, Mira Sophoclis, at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Samie Gebers/Signal

“We were planning on going to see the fireworks,” Michael Abbas said, husband of Sophoclis and father to the newborn. “We still had two weeks before the baby.”

“It was a big surprise for us,” said Sophoclis.

The married couple are expecting some hectic weeks and change ahead of them with the new addition to the family.

“He’s our first baby,” Sophoclis said. “It’s going to be a little bit challenging but we’re excited about that.”

Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy rests in his mother's arms at Henry Mayo Newhall memorial hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signal
Newborn baby Nicholas Georgy rests in his mother’s arms at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Sunday. Samie Gebers/Signal

The couple is not only excited about the weeks ahead of them, but also that they gave birth to the first baby born in Santa Clarita this year.

“I told (the parents) that he was Mr. Santa Clarita today,” Seitz said. “They were pretty happy.”

The parents are expecting to stay in the hospital for at least one more night before returning home.

And while little Nicholas Georgy hasn’t done much other than sleep, cry and eat, the tired couple is extremely happy to see their first son born on a special day.

“It’s amazing,” said Abbas. “There was a connection from the moment I saw him.”

About the author

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.