New Years Baby

It took a little longer than usual, but St. Alexius Hospital lays claim to Bismarck`s first baby of the New Year. The Mickelsens weren’t expecting their baby on New Year’s Day and especially not the first one born in Bismarck for 2013.

(Ashley Mickelsen, Mother):  "I didn’t think it would happen because I wasn’t due until the 10th.”

(Alex Hagan):  Ashley and Adam Mickelsen already have a daughter, Kennedy, whose birthday is on January 31. They now have a birthday to celebrate at the beginning and end of the month.

(Ashley):  "It’s exciting! Kennedy is happy to be a big sister and I guess we know what we’re doing with girls.”

(Alex Hagan):  Kambree came in at seven pounds, one ounce at 1:39 p.m. The family is looking forward to future celebrations every New Year's Day.

(Adam Mickelsen, Father):  "It’s going to be good for her, I mean she`s going to have a really awesome birthday every year.”

(Alex Hagan):  The Mickelsens are from Kenmare. They traveled all the way to St. Alexius Hospital because of the great relationship Ashley had with her doctor.

(Adam):  "We've been down here for the last week and a half, so we missed Christmas. So as soon as we get home, we’ll celebrate Christmas and go on from there.”

(Alex Hagan):  Once Ashley and baby Kambree are released from the hospital; they plan to head back home.

Sanford Hospital`s first baby of the year came about half an hour later.

Alex Hagan, Reporting