Published on January 02, 2020

Essentia Health Welcomes First Baby of 2020

Welcome to the world, little one!

Aubree Joy, first baby born at Essentia in 2020

Essentia welcomed its first baby born in 2020 at 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Aubree Joy was delivered via cesarean section weighing six pounds five ounces and was 19 and three quarters inches long. Aubree’s proud parents are Kaytlynn Hoekstra and Shawn Peterson. Aubree joins her big brother, Elias, who is 2 ½.

Aubree isn’t the only one in the family to hold the ‘first baby born’ title. Kaytlynn’s brother Devan Foley and his girlfriend Cathy Krejci had the first baby born in Fargo Moorhead on January 1, 2020, Aubree’s cousin.

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