Family’s bundle of joy arrived early

John Mason Salas is the first baby to be born at Colac Hospital for 2019. He is pictured with big sister Malka, 6, and proud parents John and Joycy.

John Mason Salas is the first baby to be born at Colac Hospital in 2019, arriving almost three weeks early.

John is the son of Joycy and John Salas, who immigrated to Simpson from the Philippines five years ago.

John is the couple’s second child, a little brother for Malka, 6.

Joycy said that John was due to be born on January 20, but couldn’t wait and was born at Colac Hospital on New Year’s Day at 10.59am, weighing six pounds 10, or three kilograms.

“He is three weeks advanced, he is 37 plus two, he is supposed to be due on the 20th of January, but he chose to come early,” she said.

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