Kangaroo Island’s first baby for 2019

There have been some special deliveries on Kangaroo Island these holidays with at least three babies born.

Holly Joy Baker was the first baby of 2019 for the Island, born at 8.25pm on January 3 to proud mum Kiera Lasscock and dad Storm Baker. 

She weighed 7lb 12oz with a head circumference 34cm and length of 53cm. Mum Kiera said they are both doing well.

And she said another baby was born at the Kangaroo Island hospital only a matter of hours after Holly Joy. 

It was quite the crazy night for Dr Susie Keynes as she had two women in labor at the same time after a full day at the clinic. 

Dr Keynes delivered the other baby in the early morning of January 4.

A third baby, Eleanor Bea Evans was born to parents Tom and Jessie Evans at 12.55pm on December 20, weighing 8lb 6oz.

“We are really appreciative of the midwife team Deb, Marie and Alison and Dr Susie Keynes for their outstanding work. They were amazing!” mum Jessie said. 

The Islander was curious as to just how many babies are born on KI every year. According to a spokesperson from SA Health, on average there are 30 babies born per year at the KI Health Service.