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The first babies of 2024 in Ottawa and western Quebec


Ottawa's first baby of 2024 arrived at midnight on New Year's Day.

The Queensway-Carleton Hospital announced Alluna Nadalynn Djenar Mahanandra was born at 12 a.m. at the west end hospital.

The healthy baby girl weighed 8.2 lbs. The hospital says she has one older sibling.

Mom Diandra Putri says her due date was around Jan. 3, but she began feeling contractions Sunday morning. She tells CTV News Ottawa it was clear her New Year's plans would be on hold.

"If you want to be born, just do it. But let me finish my job first."

Putri and Maha Indra arrived at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital on Sunday for the delivery, which had some nurses speculating.

"They said, 'Oh, maybe (she) can be the New Year baby," Indra said.

"It's like, 'Whoa, the baby is making history," Putri said.

Western Quebec

The first baby of 2024 in western Quebec was born one minute into the New Year.

The CISSS de l'Outaouais says Mylan Lagacé was born at 12:01 a.m. Monday.  The baby boy weighs 6.99 lbs. The CISSS de l'Outaouais did not say where the baby boy was born.

The CISSS de l'Outaouais says Mylan Lagacé was born at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, the first baby of 2024 in the Outaouais. Officials released a photo of Mylan with his family. (CISSS de l'Outaouais/release)

"The whole family is doing well," officials said in a statement.

"The CISSS de l'Outaouais congratulates them and wishes them much happiness."

Mylan could be the first baby born in Quebec in 2024. 

With files from CTV News Ottawa's Sam Houpt Top Stories

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