Madison area hospitals welcome first babies of 2022

Published: Jan. 1, 2022 at 1:10 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2022 at 1:22 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - UnityPoint Health-Meriter has welcomed its first baby born in the new year!

Henry Knight Wing was born at 12:21 a.m., weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces. He is the son of Kathryn and Jon.

According to First UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Meriter is the busiest birthing center in the state, with approximately 5,000 deliveries each year.

About 20 minutes after Henry was born, SSM Health welcomed it’s first baby of the new year.

Roman Statz was born at 12:42 a.m. to Eden and Anthony of Black Earth.

The family wasn’t expecting Roman until mid january but after some complications, labor induction was recommended.

“It was a long journey this pregnancy, with some concerns and things, so we’re just thankful and happy he’s here and a successful delivery and baby’s healthy and everyone’s doing good. So it’s a great way to start the 2022 year,” said Eden Statz.

Roman is 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and 20 inches long. He will soon join his big brother at home.

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