Ottawa's first baby of 2017 is a girl
The baby girl received a hand-knitted hat made by a hospital volunteer
Ottawa's first baby of 2017 is a girl! The newborn was delivered at the Montfort Hospital at 12:25 a.m. ET.
"The arrival of a child is always a special time. We wish a lot of happiness to the family," said hospital president Dr. Bernard Leduc in a release issued Sunday.
The 1st baby of 2017 for Ottawa, a girl, was born at Montfort 25 minutes after midnight. Congratulations! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MontfortBaby?src=hash">#MontfortBaby</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ottnews?src=hash">#ottnews</a>—@hopitalmontfort
The child's weight, photo and name has not been released. On Twitter, the hospital said the parents asked for privacy.
The new mother was issued a gift basket on behalf of the hospital and the New Year's baby was given a small hand-knitted hat made by a hospital volunteer.