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New Year joy as Kentucky hospitals welcome their first babies of 2023

“The arrival for of the first little one in the New Year is especially anticipated," Lisa Bunnell with UofL said. "Congratulations to all our New Year’s babies."

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — Hospitals across Kentucky welcomed their first babies of 2023 not long after people across the world rang in the New Year.

Baptist Health Hardin says their first baby, River Aubrey, was born at 2:08 a.m. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches. 

Baptist Health Louisville welcomed their first baby, Riley Dove, at 2:49 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds,5.5 ounces at birth.

Credit: Baptist Health Louisville
Riley Dove.

UofL Hospital welcomed their first baby at 3:09 a.m. Azrael Lee Boaz Prada weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces at birth and was 19 inches.

Credit: UofL Hospital
Azrael Lee Boaz Prada.

Silas McCoy, the first baby in Jefferson County, was born at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital at 2:13 a.m.

Credit: Norton Women's & Children's Hospital
Silas McCoy.

“It is our privilege to work with families during one of life’s most special times—the birth of a new baby,” Lisa Bunnell, manager of labor and deliver at UofL's Center for Women and Infants, said. “The arrival for of the first little one in the New Year is especially anticipated. Congratulations to all our New Year’s babies.”

WHAS11 would like to congratulate each of the babies families! We hope the all of the families have a very happy New Year.

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