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First Icelander of the New Year Born

By Iceland Review

The first child of 2009 was born four minutes after midnight on New Year’s Eve in Reykjavík. The baby boy was born at home and is the second child to his parents, Margrét Rósa Jochumsdóttir and Baldur Steinn Helgason.

“He is a handsome boy,” midwife Áslaug Hauksdóttir, who specializes in home births and delivered the boy, told

The first child born at the delivery room of the Landspítali hospital in Reykjavík was also a boy and arrived 41 minutes after midnight.

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