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Tacoma’s own baby New Year arrives 43 minutes into 2018

Tacoma’s first baby of 2018 poses with parents Stacey and Derek Hansen.
Tacoma’s first baby of 2018 poses with parents Stacey and Derek Hansen. Courtesy

So, here is the first moment of fame for Tacoma’s baby New Year.

A baby boy, born to Stacey and Derek Hansen, was the first baby to be born in 2018 in Tacoma, based on a check Monday of local hospitals.

The baby, not yet named, arrived to ring in the new year with his family at 12:43 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Medical Center.

His birth was earlier than the two other overnight deliveries in the area. Madigan’s first baby of 2018 was born at 4:01 a.m., while Tacoma General’s was born at 5:54 a.m.

In Seattle, KING 5 TV reported Seattle’s first baby of the year was born at 12:08 a.m. at Swedish Hospital.

Debbie Cockrell: 253-597-8364, @Debbie_Cockrell

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