The Levy family

The Levy family

Rena and Yonatan Levy, of Brookline, got an extra-special Mother’s Day gift in the early morning hours of May 8: They welcomed their first child to the world, a baby boy, at 1:25 a.m. Baby Levy arrived seven days after his due date, but his parents said it was exciting that their son was born on such a special day.

Throughout the day, Rena said many nurses popped into her room to congratulate the family and wish her a happy Mother’s Day.

“It was really special,” she said. “It felt so nice to be acknowledged, especially since it was my first Mother’s Day.”

The Levy family, who plans to decide on a name for their new baby this weekend, said they were very pleased with all aspects of their care at BWH, specifically thanking the team of anesthesiologists, whom they described as compassionate and reassuring.

“Our experience here has been wonderful,” Rena said.