Northwestern Medicine Welcomes the First Babies of 2017

Northwestern Medicine
Women's Health January 02, 2017

First New born babies of 2017A new year brings on new goals, a hope for a better tomorrow and the first babies born in 2017. For Northwestern Medicine, the hospital system welcomed six bundles of joy to the new world that will hold the coveted title of first babies of 2017 at Northwestern Medicine. Here are their stories:

Jennifer and Chuck Barham of Elgin were shocked when Jennifer was having contractions the morning of New Year’s Day. Baby Barham was not due for another few more weeks but the baby was ready to come out into the world and meet her parents. Jennifer and Chuck are big fans of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs and honored the team by naming their first daughter Addyson, a tribute to both the street bordering Wrigley Field and shortstop Addison Russell. The name was deliberately given a twist to the spelling to add uniqueness to her name. Addyson Kelley Jeanne Barham was born 4 pounds, 15 ounces at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital on January 1, 2017 at 12:12 p.m.

The other first babies born in the health system included:

  • Colton Scott Koster was born at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital on January 1 at 2:45 p.m.
  • Nathaniel Yves Peter Dhalluin-Goninan was born at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital at 8:43 p.m.
  • Twin brothers, Walter Voldermars Shaeffer and Charles Baltazar Shaeffer, were born at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital on January 2 at 6:12 a.m. and 6:16 am.
  • Dalton Robert Hansel was born at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital on January 2 at 8:20 a.m.
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