Published on January 01, 2019

Welcome to the world, little one!

New Year baby with parents.

The Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year. At 2:08 a.m. little Ezekiel Daniel Ortega came into the world weighing eight pounds, .03 ounces and is 20-and-a-half inches long. Ezekiel’s proud parents are LeeAnn Elizabeth Taylor and Victor Andrew Ortega of Superior. This is the couple’s third child. Ezekiel has a big brother, Nathan, 9, and sister, Abbi-Rose, 8.

While Ezekiel’s birth was a few days earlier than the January 5 due date, his father, Victor, predicted he would be a New Year’s baby back in June. All three males in the family were born on the first day of the month. Proud dad Victor says of his new son, “He’s going to be a world-changer.”

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