Minnesota hospitals welcome their first babies of 2024

As many Minnesotans celebrated the calendar flipping to 2024, a couple at a Maple Grove hospital was a little preoccupied.

Doa Her and Thao Xiong welcomed their baby boy to the world at 12:20 a.m. Monday, making him the first baby of the year at North Memorial Health’s Maple Grove Hospital. He weighed in a 7 pounds, 6 ounces.

In Burnsville, M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital says baby Sabine was welcomed at 1:08 a.m., 5½ weeks early and just after her parents, Alli and David, watched fireworks from their delivery room window.

Exactly 30 minutes later at M Health Fairview St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Miranda and Nicholas Hirsch welcomed their daughter Isabella.

In Minneapolis, Hennepin Healthcare welcomed Leslie as its first baby of the new year.

The health system says her parents, Ingrid and Walter, welcomed her to the world at 3:42 a.m.

Congratulations to their families!