(MEDICINE HAT, Alberta) — Bobbi Jo and Kurtis Ketcheson of Alberta, Canada had back-to-back New Year’s babies. Their son Jack was born on Jan. 1, 2011 and was the first baby of the past year in the town of Regina.
Their newest addition, a daughter named Grace Olivia, was born at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Jan. 1, 2012. Grace was born at 12:46 a.m. on Sunday, becoming the first baby of the New Year at that hospital. She arrived 365 days and four minutes after older brother, Jack. Both were premature babies and weren’t expected until February of their respective years.
Bobbi Jo Ketcheson had been asked to sign a consent form for an emergency C-section, but the baby didn’t cooperate. Ketcheson tells CBC.ca, she shouted, “I don’t have time for a C-section. Somebody lift up the blanket and catch. She was born right there on the operating table.” The couple has a total of four children.
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