First new Bulldog of the year?
At 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Jacob Isaac Jarnicki weighed a fraction of the crystal ball that fell in Times Square at midnight, but arrived just as the ball touched down, making him potentially the first baby born in the United States this year. Brent Jarnicki (AB ’01) and his wife Jacki weren’t expecting Jacob for another two weeks, but when she went into labor New Year’s Eve they headed to Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati. Jacob’s time of birth was 12:00 a.m., Jan. 1, 2012, and he was heralded by local media as Cincy’s first born. Once released on Jan. 2, the Jarnickis hurried home to watch the Outback Bowl, which UGA lost to Michigan State—Jacki’s alma mater.