‘Unexpected:’ Baby New Year, Amel, born at Milwaukee hospital at 12:04 a.m.

MILWAUKEE -- The first baby born in 2019 at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee entered this world at 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

We would like you to meet Baby Amel. He is healthy -- born weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces and stretching 20 inches long.

'It's kinda weird, unexpected, but kinda happy," said Amel's mother, Yolanda. She told FOX6 News the name was chosen because it means "hope" -- and it is Amel's father's name.

Baby Amel born at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s

Baby Amel born at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s

Amel is Yolanda's third child. Amel has a big sister, age 5, and big brother who turns 3 years old soon. They, too, were born at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital. Ironically, Amel's big sister was born on Labor Day. Yolanda called her a holiday baby too.

Officials said mom was doing well -- feeling tired, excited and a bit overwhelmed, but everyone was reported to be happy and healthy.

Baby Amel born at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s

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