New Year’s babies born in La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Along with the new year comes La Crosse’s New Year babies.
The first, Kalei Ryan Johnson, was born at Mayo Clinic Health System at 6:49 Monday morning.
The 8 pound 13.5 ounce baby boy was born a day before his expected date after about 10hours of labor. He’s named after his father and a friend the couple lost last year.
Gundersen Health System saw its first baby of the New Year at 7:23 Monday morning. The yet-to-be-named baby boy was born after 17 hours of labor.
While the seven pound baby boy was born a couple days early it’s nothing this couple wasn’t used to.
“The due date was actually the 3rd. So we’re 2 days early, but all of our kids have come weeks early so this felt not so early. It’s pretty special,” said Jen Branes.
Mayo Clinic Health System only delivered 1 New Year’s baby as of noon. Gundersen Health System delivered 2, with a set of twins on the way.
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