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Roseville Couple Ring in New Year with Second Jan. 1 baby

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Women's Services | 0 comments

ROSEVILLE — For Kendall and Jorin Larsen, New Year’s Day is more than parties and football games. Their tradition is to have a baby.

Dad Jorin and Mom Kendall hold their baby, Mack, who was the first newborn at Sutter Roseville Medical Center for 2017.

Dad Jorin and Mom Kendall hold their baby, Mack, who was the first newborn at Sutter Roseville Medical Center for 2017.

On Jan. 1, 2015, the couple had a baby girl, Olive, at 5:55 a.m. Two years later on Jan. 1, 2017, the couple gave birth to a boy, Mack, who was born at 3:54 a.m., becoming the first baby born in 2017 at Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

“New Year’s Day is our favorite day to have a baby,” said mom, Kendall, with a laugh. Both babies were due on Jan. 3, arriving two days early.

Mack was born at 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 20½ inches long. He spent one day in Sutter Roseville’s neonatal intensive care unit because he had some meconium in his lungs, a somewhat common occurrence in normal deliveries, but one that requires the advanced care that a NICU provides.

The young family recently moved to Chico from their home in Roseville, but Kendall stayed behind in order to deliver Mack at Sutter Roseville because that’s where she received her prenatal care. Soon, Kendall, Olive and baby Mack will join Jorin in Chico.

For having the first baby born at Sutter Roseville, the administration team and Family Birth Center staff presented a gift basket that was full of “so much good stuff,” Kendall says, including a nice diaper bag, baby clothes, swaddles, diapers and many other baby essentials.

Despite the attention and gifts, Kendall doesn’t know if she wants another New Year’s baby.

“I think we’re going to try to avoid Jan. 1 from now on,” she says, “but maybe that’s just what my body does.”

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Women's Services | 0 comments