Norway’s New Year’s babies arrived at 12 minutes past midnight on January 1st, in both Tønsberg and Elverum. A total of five babies were born with the first hour of 2019.
The first two arrived at the same time, a girl in Tønsberg and a boy in Elverum. “It’s always extra special to help deliver a New Year’s baby,” midwife Mona Øverby Myhre told news bureau NTB. She was on duty along with midwife Eldri Eperstad when the baby boy arrived in Elverum.
“It was very festive in the delivery room, right in the middle of all the fireworks outside,” Myhre added, while NTB could report lots of joy in the delivery room at Vestfold County’s hospital in Tønsberg, too. Mother Åsne Moe was feeling good enough to tell NTB that her little girl weighed in at 3.45 grams and was 50 centimeters long.