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1st Utah baby of the decade born a month and a half early

1st Utah baby of the decade born a month and a half early

(Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)


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SALT LAKE CITY — The first Utah baby born in the new decade arrived a month and a half early and is currently in the neonatal intensive care unit, according to healthcare professionals.

The 5 pound, 8 ounce baby girl was born at 12:38 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, according to a news release from the healthcare organization. The infant is the third child for a Holladay couple that has asked that their names not be released.

The baby girl was born at 34 weeks of what is commonly a 40-week gestation period. She does not yet have a name, in part thanks to her surprise entrance.

“I’m used to working nights. This feels normal for us. It’s not our first time we’ve had a surprise with a delivery," said the girl's father, who is an emergency room physician.

The first Utah baby of the decade weighs 5 pounds, 8 ounces and is 19 inches long. (Photo: Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)
The first Utah baby of the decade weighs 5 pounds, 8 ounces and is 19 inches long. (Photo: Courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare)

The baby's parents have declined requests for interviews with media.

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