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Ottawa and Gatineau's first babies of 2018 are girls

Ottawa's first baby of the year was born at the Queensway Carleton Hospital at 12:24 a.m.

Tia Mirna Rabaa was born in Ottawa at 12:24 a.m., Isla MacKelly in Gatineau at 3:17 a.m.

Tia Mirna Rabaa was born at 12:24 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018, weighing 3.4 kilograms. She is the youngest of four children. (Submitted by Queensway Carleton Hospital)

Ottawa's first baby of 2018 is a girl! Tia Mirna Rabaa was born at 12:24 a.m. at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

"The first baby of a new year is always exciting. It reminds us of the hope we have for our community, and the potential inside each and every one of us," said Tom Schonberg, the hospital's president and chief executive officer in a news release.

"We wish the family much health and happiness."

The newborn girl weighed 3.415 kilograms and is the youngest of four children. Her siblings are Talal, 20, Gabriella,18, and Hanna, 2.

In the Outaouais, the first baby of the year was also a girl. Isla Mackelly was born at 3:17 a.m. at L'Hôpital de Gatineau, weighing 4.309 kg. Her parents are Brennan Kelly and Katherine Mackenzie.

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