Photo collage of parents with baby

Left photo: Sarah and Benjamin Welch celebrate the birth of their daughter, Charlotte, on New Year’s Day; Right photo: Nurse Shayna Shaffer, RN, (far left) and obstetrician Carolyn Cline, MD, (far right) share a moment with the Welch family.

Baby Charlotte, weighing 8 pounds and 2 ounces, was one of the first babies born on New Year’s Day at the Brigham. Parents Sarah Welch, a senior physical therapist in Rehabilitation Services, and Benjamin Welch, welcomed their daughter into the world at 3:50 a.m.