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Regional Hospital Sees First Baby of New Year on January 6th

A new born girl with her eyes closed wrapped in cloth.
RosaLynn Reamer was born on January 6th, 2021. She is the first baby of the new year to be born at Norton Sound Regional Hospital. Photo from Reba Lean, NSHC (2021), used with permission.

The first baby born in 2021 at Norton Sound Regional Hospital arrived into the world almost a month early.

Norton Sound Health Corporation announced that RosaLynn Roxie Reamer was born shortly after 11pm on January 6th. According to the baby girl’s parents, Sarah Iyapana and Wayne Reamer of Nome, RosaLynn was supposed to be due at the end of the month, Jan. 31st.

Despite the early arrival, she was born at six pounds, three ounces, and is 18.5 inches long.

The littlest Reamer is now the only winter baby in the family which includes two other young children. RosaLynn’s grandparents are Anita Soolook, Max Iyapana Sr., Earl Reamer, and Thelma Evan.

Image at top: RosaLynn Reamer was born on January 6th, 2021. She is the first baby of the new year to be born at Norton Sound Regional Hospital. Photo from Reba Lean, NSHC (2021), used with permission.

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