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Anchorage Children’s Hospital welcomes its first baby of 2021

The first baby of 2021, Evelyn Mavis, born at the Children's Hospital at Providence in Anchorage.
The first baby of 2021, Evelyn Mavis, born at the Children's Hospital at Providence in Anchorage.(Holley Hoback)
Published: Jan. 1, 2021 at 4:19 PM AKST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2021 at 4:21 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Evelyn Mavis is the first baby born on New Year’s Day at The Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

Evelyn was born at 2:29 a.m. weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces, according to first-time mom Holley Hoback.

Hoback says the baby’s name was her grandmother’s middle name. The original due date was Jan. 3 but Evelyn had other plans, says Hoback.

“I’m just glad that there is something good coming out of all this craziness from the past year,” says Hoback. “And I know there is a huge stigma about COVID babies but I think it’s the one good thing that’s happening right now with all these wonderful babies being born.”

Hoback says one support person was allowed with her and she says Evelyn’s dad has been amazing and that they will be able to take her home on Jan. 2 after her 24-hour check.

She says for future birthdays when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, everyone will be celebrating Evelyn as well.

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