Three babies were born within the first five minutes of 2013 at the hospital in Drammen, west of Oslo, beating out the hospital in Volda that initially thought it could lay claim to this year’s official New Year’s baby in Norway.
That honor went to a family of three (now four) in Drammen, when a little boy claimed the title at one minute after midnight. Two minutes later a little girl was born at the same hospital, followed by another boy at five minutes past midnight.
Then came the baby born in Volda on Norway’s West Coast at 13 minutes past midnight.
None of the country’s major hospitals in Oslo or Akershus was in the running. A boy was born at the Akershus University Hospital just northeast of the capital at 2:03am, followed by another birth at Ullevål University Hospital in Oslo at 2:15am.
The first birth of 2013 in Bergen occurred at 3:09am, and the first one in Trondheim was at 4:30am.