Meet baby André, Vermont’s first newborn of 2019

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Nicole Begic and Robert Anderson ushered in the New Year with instant acclaim — their newborn was the first to be born in Vermont in 2019.

“I assumed maybe the second or the third [of January]. I didn’t think the first. That was not my goal,” said Begic.

But, after 30 hours of labor, baby André arrived at 6 minutes past midnight Jan. 1. He weighed 8 lbs,3 oz. and measured 20 inches long, Begic said.

Mom was beaming Tuesday morning, snuggling her newborn son to her chest.

“This is my second baby, so I kind of knew what to expect,” said Begic.

Begic and Anderson aren’t sure what André’s big sister will think of her new baby brother. Mom and baby are scheduled to return home Friday. 

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s first baby was born at 4:20 am New Year’s Day, but the family has opted to keep their special moment private.

And at UVM Health Network CVPH over in Plattsburgh, they’re on baby watch still waiting for their first bundle of joy of 2019.

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