A girl born at 3:54 am at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík was the first baby to arrive in Iceland in 2015. The girl weighed approximately 3 kilos (7 pounds) and measured 49 centimeters (20 inches). Both the mother and baby were in good form after the delivery.
The girl is the firstborn of Gróa Sif Jóelsdóttir and Sigurmon Hartmann Sigurðsson. “I had started to develop pre-eclampsia, which was of course a bad situation for the both of us,” Gróa told RÚV. The birth was therefore started around 6 pm on December 31.
Sigurmon was glad his daughter didn’t arrive until after midnight. “Because of social reasons,” he explained. “It wouldn’t have been the most fun day for a birthday.”
The newborn stayed calm while her parents were being interviewed and the new family filmed. “She is very sweet. When she cries, it sounds more like babble—still.” Her parents have yet to pick a name for their firstborn. “She’s called Bumbulína Pons [for now].”