It's always exciting to find out who was the first born of the new year, and this year for Minnesota's metro area, a little boy was the first born in Maple Grove.

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According to KARE 11, last year's first baby was born at North Memorial Maple Grove Hospital. Isabelle Alice Coopman was born at exactly midnight on January 1st, 2023. Amazingly, the same hospital had Minnesota's firstborn once again. His name is Cyrus, and he was born just 20 minutes after midnight.



Parents Dao Her and Thao Xiong said that they arrived at the hospital at about 11:30 pm with all of their paperwork, and once they got into their room, their beautiful little bundle of joy was born just 20 minutes later.

Cyrus's mother says this wasn't the fastest delivery she has had. Her other deliveries were around 30 minutes, and it sounds like this one was about an hour. She also said that Cyrus' pregnancy seemed like the longest pregnancy she's ever had.



Although the parents expected that their baby may be born on New Year's Day, they had no idea that he'd be the first-born of the year.

We don't know at this point if baby Cyrus was the firstborn in the state of Minnesota, but we DO know he was the first baby born in the metro area, and it's crazy that for two years in a row, Maple Grove has owned the crown of being the first baby of 2024 in the metro area.

You can watch the video from KARE 11 below.  Congratulations to the parents, and to Cyrus for his accomplishment.

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