Highland Hospital recently announced that Ryan Pokhrel was the first baby to be born in Monroe County in 2017.

He was born at 12:04 a.m. Jan. 1 weighing 6 pounds, 15-1/2 ounces. He is the first child for both his mother, Beda Chuhan, and father, Rohit Pokhrel.

Highland Hospital had two other New Year’s babies born at 12:32 a.m. and 1:54 a.m. Seven babies had been born at Highland Hospital on Jan. 1 since last report.