MENOMONIE, Wis. — Some babies arrive just when their grandparents tell them to make their debut.
Aubriella Grace Jenson’s great, great grandpa had hoped for a New Year’s Day baby. That’s because it runs in the family.
His wish was granted.
The baby girl who weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long, was the first baby born in 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie.
She was born at 11:27 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, and is the second baby for mom, Jasmine Stockland. Aubriella’s great, great, great, great grandpa, Oscar Stockland from Colfax, also was born on Jan. 1. He was a foreman at the railroad in Colfax and lived in the old depot with a yearly rent of $1, also where Aubriella’s great, great grandpa, Lamoyne Stockland, was born. The 87-year-old is “ecstatic” the baby arrived when he wanted.
Aubriella will join her brother Liam, who just turned 1 on Dec. 28, in their Menomonie home.
“The first thing Liam did when he saw her was give her two big kisses,” jokes Jasmine. “I may have two who want to cuddle with me and that’s just fine. I’m sure he’ll be a really good big brother.”
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 60 communities in Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.