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It's official: Nelson's New Year's Baby born Monday at KLH

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
January 5th, 2016

It took four days but Nelson has its New Year’s baby for 2016.

Baby Boy Santos, born to Wanda and Randy Santos of Winlaw, came into the world at 11:26 a.m. Monday at Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson.

“Having the first baby for Nelson in 2016 is impressive, but a little shocking,” father Randy Santos told The Nelson Daily with a chuckle.

New Baby Boy Santos came in at a healthy nine pounds, six ounces.

“The delivery happened pretty quickly,” said hospital staff at KLH.

Randy Santos said the birth happened on time and both mom and baby are resting comfortably Monday night.

“Everyone is doing just fine,” said Randy Santos.

“Everything went just fantastic. Mom (Wanda) did a real good job . . . she’s a trooper.”

Baby Boy Santos is a little brother to four-year Matthew Santos and 18-year-old Katrina and 14-year-old Nicholas, the latter two children from Randy’s first relationship.

The first baby born in BC in 2016 happened minutes after midnight New Year’s Day in Surrey.

Grayson Heinrich Jackson was born at 12:15 a.m. PT at Surrey Memorial Hospital weighing in at a healthy 8 lb., 9 oz. or close to four kilograms. 

Baby Grayson was born to mother Naomi Voss Hans and father Ryan Jackson of Fort Nelson.

The couple decided to end of the pregnancy in Jackson’s hometown of Surrey.

Back in Nelson, what’s the reason for the wait on the name for Baby Boy Santos?

“Both of us were expecting a girl,” Randy Santos admits. “Wanda and I were pretty much thinking this was going to be a baby girl so we have a lot of names for girls.”

The family was expected to leave hospital Tuesday to begin the lifelong journey in the Slocan Valley.

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