Methodist in the Media

Omaha's First Baby of 2023 Born 1 Minute Into New Year

Published: Jan. 3, 2023
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Caroline Frances Swanson is just days old and already in the spotlight.

The 7-pound, 10-ounce baby girl was born on Jan. 1, 2023, at 12:01 a.m., and her parents called her birth moment magical.

"When it was about to strike midnight when we knew the baby was right there. One of the nurses said, 'You guys should kiss at midnight, and we'll have this baby." It struck midnight, we said Happy New Year, we kissed and then we had this baby," said her father, Ben.

KETV: Methodist Women's hospital celebrates the first Omaha baby born in 2023

KMTV: Baby Caroline was born at Methodist Women's Hospital just after her parents' New Year's kiss at midnight

Omaha World-Herald: Gretna couple welcomed Omaha's first baby of 2023 one minute after midnight Jan. 1