Baby new year

Welcoming 2018’s first new arrival at TRMC

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Meadow Ann Peterson, just a few hours old, gets a kiss from her mom, Nickie Peterson, as they get to know each other Monday afternoon at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. Peterson is the first baby born at Trinity in 2018.

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Meadow Ann Peterson, just a few hours old, gets a kiss from her mom, Nickie Peterson, as they get to know each other Monday afternoon at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. Peterson is the first baby born at Trinity in 2018.

If you want the scoop on the first baby born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2018, all you have to do is ask her older sister, Izzy Peterson, 6, of Fort Dodge.

She will fill in the details about Meadow Ann Peterson.

“She’s the first baby of the new year,” Izzy Peterson said. “And it’s her birthday, she’s zero years old.”

The two have already bonded.

“I like her,” she said. “She told me a poem earlier.”

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen

Meadow Ann Peterson, the first infant born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2018, get some love and attention from her family Monday afternoon including proud parents Nikkie and Nick Peterson, along with siblings Henrick, 3, Izzy, 6, and Harlan, 1.

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Meadow Ann Peterson, the first infant born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2018, get some love and attention from her family Monday afternoon including proud parents Nikkie and Nick Peterson, along with siblings Henrick, 3, Izzy, 6, and Harlan, 1.

The subject?

“I don’t know,” she said. “She made it up.”

Her parents are Nikkie and Nick Peterson of Fort Dodge. Nick Peterson is a construction worker with Peterson Construction Inc., and Nikkie Peterson is a nurse currently at home with her family. In addition to Izzy, Meadow also has two brothers, Henrick, 3 and Harlan, 1.

Her mom is pretty sure it’s a minor conspiracy.

“We tried to plan it for yesterday,” she said. “She had to come early, she wanted to be first.”

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Meadow Ann Peterson, the first infant born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2018, gets some love and attention from her mom, Nikkie Person, and her sister, Izzy Peterson, 6, Monday afternoon.

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Meadow Ann Peterson, the first infant born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in 2018, gets some love and attention from her mom, Nikkie Person, and her sister, Izzy Peterson, 6, Monday afternoon.

Her grandmother, Theresa Peterson, of Reinbeck, thinks it might have something to do with the young lady wanting to be part of the family’s Christmas celebration.

“We were supposed to have family Christmas yesterday,” Theresa Peterson said. “She didn’t want to miss it.”

In addition to being the first baby of the new year, she was also born on a day when the estimated surface temperature of Mars was warmer than most of Iowa.

“We had a 90 mile cold drive,” Theresa Peterson said.

Grandma got the good news via text message.

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen

Meadow Ann Peterson, the first baby born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, gets her picture taken by her grandmother, Theresa Peterson, of Reinbeck as they family gathers Monday afternoon. Siblings Izzy Peterson, 6, at left, Harlan Peterson, 1, and Henrick Peterson, 3, got to enjoy some time with their new sister too.

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Meadow Ann Peterson, the first baby born at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center, gets her picture taken by her grandmother, Theresa Peterson, of Reinbeck as they family gathers Monday afternoon. Siblings Izzy Peterson, 6, at left, Harlan Peterson, 1, and Henrick Peterson, 3, got to enjoy some time with their new sister too.

“I screamed through the house, I’m a grandma, I’m a grandma,” she said.

While her sister had her own version of the statistics on her sister, her mom filled in the particulars.

“She was born at 6:58 a.m., she weighed eight pounds, 12 3/4 ounces and she’s 20 inches long.” she said.

Both mom, and new baby, are doing well.

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