Methodist in the Media

Jennie Edmundson Baby Is First Born in 2022 in Omaha Metro Area

Published: Jan. 3, 2022

One western Iowa couple rang in the new year with the birth of their baby boy at 12:02 a.m. Saturday, making him the first baby born in 2022 across the Omaha metro area.

Silas Paul Williams was born at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs to parents Chelsea and Elijah Williams of Atlantic, Iowa. Chelsea had a scheduled labor induction Thursday, and the couple didn’t think that he would hold out until Saturday.

Silas was delivered by Dr. Maureen Boyle, who said that, in her over 20 years of experience, she has never delivered a New Year’s baby so close to midnight.

Omaha World-Herald: Iowa couple's baby is the first born in 2022 in the Omaha metro area

The Daily Nonpareil: Atlantic couple has metro area's first baby of 2022 at Council Bluffs hospital