At 1:40 p.m. on Jan. 1, Reagan Dinzey was welcomed as the first baby of 2016 at Langley Memorial Hospital.
Parents Elsa and Derek say they were shocked to find out their afternoon birth was the first at the hospital that day.
“There was another couple that apparently had gone into labour earlier, but it was their first so it was taking them a while. Therefore we were surprised to be first,” Derek said.
Oddly enough, the couple’s friend and pastor of their church — North Langley Community Church — was just two doors down the hall at the hospital and gave birth to the last baby of 2015.
Reagan is now home in Fort Langley with her parents and two older brothers, Gavin, 3, and Kurtis, 2.
“It’s our first girl, and with a girl comes excitement,” Elsa said.
“I’m also happy I should be able to remember her birthday,” Derek added.
The Dinzey family was pleasantly surprised to find out their daughter, Reagan, is the first baby born at Langley Memorial Hospital in 2016. From left: Reagan’s brother Kurtis, 2, father Derek, brother Gavin, 3, and mother Elsa. Photo by Miranda Gathercole.