Just as New Year’s revelers were winding down their festivities, a Minot family was welcoming their newest member into the fold.
Laura Price and Joseph Charboneau are proud parents of the first baby born in 2023 – a daughter, Olivia Charboneau, who entered the world at 3:10 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces. It is the couple’s second child.
“We weren’t expecting a New Year’s baby but we’d been having some false alarms and were told we should come to the hospital and stay. So that’s what we did,” Laura said.
Nursing staff at the Trinity Health Family Birth Center say Ob/Gyn David Billings, MD, performed the delivery in what was described as a fairly quiet night in the unit.
What is a new beginning for the Charboneau/Price family marks the end of something else. Olivia is the last New Year’s baby born at the existing Trinity Hospital. Next year’s arrival will make his or her appearance at the new healthcare campus and medical district.