Joly Soto-Hojnowski thought her queasy feeling might have come from the chicken cordon bleu she ate on New Year's Eve. She never dreamed she was in labor already. Her baby was not due for several weeks. But when her mother suggested she head to PAH, Soto-Hojnowski and husband John Hojnowski, grabbed the maternity bag they had packed a few days before and set off. Mom was right. Less than a half-hour after they had checked in, Jolyna Hojnowski arrived at 12:23 am, weighing 6.9 pounds and 19 3/4 inches long. There was not even time to fill out the proper hospital forms. "It was literally push time," said Soto-Hojnowski. The couple, from the Logan section of Philadelphia, had planned to spend New Year's Eve watching fireworks at Penn's Landing, but their daughter had pyrotechnics of a different kind in store for them. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6ABC, and CBS3 ran stories about Jolyna and other New Year’s babies.
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