Trio of New Year’s Babies Arrive at Fourth-Floor Labor and Delivery Unit of Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center
By Space Coast Daily // January 1, 2022
More than 3,000 babies are born each year at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center
Labor and Delivery scrambles to greet three newborns between 2:35 and 3:13 New Year’s Day. All six are doing great.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The year 2022 arrived with kisses and cheers all along the East Coast, but in Melbourne, three mothers continued laboring inside the fourth-floor Labor and Delivery Unit at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center.
Then, within about 40 minutes, all three New Year’s arrivals made their dramatic entrances. All six mothers and babies are doing fine.
Kalei and Logan Edmondson of Palm Bay welcomed their second child, a girl, at exactly 2:45 a.m. She measured 20 inches and weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.
Kalei began her labor mid-morning New Year’s Eve. The day before, the little girl turned into a breech position, tossing the couple’s plans out of the window. Then, in an ultrasound just before being induced, the baby was head-down again.
“She was literally doing cartwheels before she arrived,” Kalei said.
Kalei is a stay-at-home mom, and Logan is a former small businessman who’s transitioning into a career in the U.S. Army. Their son is 2-1/2.
Had they contemplated having a New Year’s Baby before today?
“We really were hoping for a New Year’s Eve baby! We were trying to get the little [tax] deductions and compensation for her being stubborn.”
“But I definitely feel like it will be fun to have her birthday on New Year’s Day.”
The couple is still deciding on a name.
More than 3,000 babies are born each year at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. About 5,000 births total take place in Brevard County annually.