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Meet the first babies born in the Twin Cities in 2024

Twin Cities area hospital welcomes first baby of 2024
Twin Cities area hospital welcomes first baby of 2024 00:30

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — While some people started the new year at a party, or watching the Times Square Ball drop on TV, some metro-area families started 2024 by welcoming a new addition to their family.

At North Memorial Health hospital in Maple Grove, a baby boy was born just twenty minutes after the clock struck midnight. Born to Doa Her and Thao Xiong, he weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces.

North Memorial Health Maple Grove

Just a few hours later, Hennepin Healthcare welcomed their first baby. Leslie was born at 3:42 a.m. to parents Ingrid and Walter. 

Hennepin Healthcare

At 1:08 a.m. at the M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville, baby Sabine arrived. Her parents watched the fireworks from their labor and delivery room window. The baby was 5.5 weeks early but is doing well in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Then roughly 30 minutes later, a second baby was born at the M Health Fairview St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. Isabella Hirsch was born at 1:38 a.m. 

"She is a bit of a talker. She came out crying for a few hours; I guess she likes to make her opinions heard," said her father Nicholas Hirsch. 

M Health Fairview
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