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New Year baby born at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie

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Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 11:16 AM CST
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The first baby of 2017 born at Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar in Menomonie came into the world just after 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Kennedy Ann Zobel’s due date was Jan. 8, but she decided to arrive ahead of schedule, much to the surprise of her parents.

The baby girl, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long, was the first baby born in 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar in Menomonie.

She was born at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, and is the third child for Jessica and Brent Zobel.

Kennedy will join big brothers Zach and Jaxon in their Knapp home.

“We were just sitting around watching movies at home and all of a sudden my water broke,” says Jessica. “There was no other sign I was in labor. It was very fast – starting at 12:30 a.m. and she arrived at 3:14 a.m. There wasn’t enough time for the epidural.”

Jessica says their daughter completes the family of five and is looking forward to all three siblings getting to know each other.