Brian and Sarah Hill welcomed Sadie Louise into the world on Jan. 1, 2019, at 4:51 a.m. at the Penticton Regional Hospital. Sadie weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was five days early. Photo submitted

Sadie Lousie Hill is Penticton’s 2019 New Year’s baby

She was born at 4:51 a.m. and weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces

Born at 4:51 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces, Sadie Louise Hill is Penticton’s 2019 New Year’s baby.

Sadie’s father, Brian, said he and his wife, Sarah, were celebrating New Year’s Eve with family in Penticton when Sarah went into labour.

“All of my wife’s family was in town for New Year’s and we were having a get together, then she was pulling me aside saying, ‘I think we need to go,’” laughed Brian. “When we got to the hospital she started to have contractions within an hour.”

Sadie’s original due date was Jan. 6, but Brian said he and his wife anticipated that she would make an early arrival due to past experiences.

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“Our other daughter, Madison, she was eight days early so we figured it could be possible,” said Brian.

Sadie Louise is named after her mother and paternal grandmother. Brian said Madison (two) and their son, Leland (11), are very excited to welcome a baby sister into their family.

“Madison’s middle name is the same as my mother-in-law’s, so we used both grandmother’s middle names for our daughters’ middle names,” said Brian. “Madison kind of thinks she’s a little bit of a toy but Leland was just happy to have another sister — it’s pretty funny.”

Both baby and mom are doing well and the family is overwhelmed with their holiday bundle of joy. Brian said even though it was New Year’s Eve, he and his wife didn’t encounter any additional stress with their hospital stay.

“We’d just like to thank the nurses and the doctors at the hospital that night, they were great so no complaints,” said Brian.

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