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Shuswap family welcomes third-generation New Year’s baby

Davanna, right, and David Dawson of Sicamous pose with baby Rose, the first baby born on New Year's Day at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Jan. 2, 2021.
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January 12, 2021 - 3:30 PM

It wasn’t planned, but somehow a Sicamous family lined up the birth of their newborn baby girl with her mother's and grandfather’s birthdays, all celebrated New Year's Day.

Vernon Jubilee Hospital welcomed baby Rose to the world at 2:37 a.m. Jan. 1, making her the first baby to be born at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in 2021 to Sicamous parents Davanna and David Dawson.

Davanna said her birthday is Jan. 1, 1987 and her father David Howe's birthday is Jan. 1, 1960.

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“With my grandma, I’m pretty sure it was just a fluke I don’t think they planned it. With me, they hoped to have me around my dad’s birthday and hoped to hit Jan. 1 which they did. I think my due date was Jan. 10," Davanna said.

“It was definitely not planned, we’ve been trying for a while. She’s actually a rainbow baby so when I found out I was pregnant and found out the due date I told my dad ‘you never know, she could be a New Year’s baby,’ kind of joking around.”

Rose must have known, Davanna said.

“There was another girl pushing at the same time so it was a little bit of a race (to be the first New Year’s baby),” she laughed.

“This poor little girl is going to have so much pressure on her when she’s an adult now. The nurses said ‘is she going to have a New Year’s baby?' I said, ‘I hope I’m not going to give her that kind of pressure.’”

Rose is the third sibling in her family, joining her five-year-old brother Logan and his twin sister Aurora.

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