BARRON, Wis. — Cammi and Hesson Braden of Rice Lake were surprised to learn their son was the first baby born in 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron.
His mom had expected him to arrive earlier.
“His due date was Jan. 10, but I went into labor on Dec. 31. My contractions moved from seven minutes to three minutes very quickly,” says mom, Cammi.
However, the baby decided to wait to ring in the new year.
Raylan James Braden arrived at 12:48 a.m., Jan. 1. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long, with a head of thick, white-blonde hair.
Raylan is the Braden’s fifth child. He will join his siblings ranging in age from 7 to 20 who are already “in love” with him.“He’s a big sleepy head and has a voracious appetite,” says Cammi. “Everyone at the hospital in Barron was just amazing. I can’t thank them enough for their incredible care. Everything went smoothly.”
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