New Year’s brings new life

Minot’s New Year’s baby took his time in making his big debut.

Veronica Meyer said her first child was actually due on Dec. 26. Her Ob/Gyn Dr. David Bozeman decided to induce labor, but Veronica and her husband, Lance Meyer, still thought their baby was more likely to be born on the last day of the year than the first.

Gavin Lawrence Meyer finally arrived at 12:18 a.m., making him the first baby of the new year at Trinity Hospital.

“It’s a pretty nice feeling,” said Veronica Meyer on Wednesday afternoon.

Both mom and baby were doing well on Wednesday.

As the parents of the first New Year’s baby, the couple also received a gift basket from Trinity Hospital, but Veronica Meyer said she had not yet had time to look through it.

She is too busy getting to know her new son.