ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — St. Peter’s Health Partners celebrated the 3,000th birth on the Labor and Delivery floor of St. Peter’s Hospital on Tuesday.
Declan Charles Cruz Carman was born to his parents Aaron Carman and Carmelita Cruz, both of Albany. Believe it or not, both parents were also born at St. Peter’s.
Carman and Cruz first met as middle schoolers at Hackett Middle School and then went on to Albany High. Years later, they met up again and the friendship blossomed into love.
They married and seven years later Cruz gave birth to “Mr. 3,000.”
With 13 days left in the year, the nurses are expecting close to 100 more babies to be born. They average 250 births a month, and in August, it became clear they were on a record breaking pace with 296 babies born for the month.