First Baby Born in 2017 in Boston at BIDMC

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JANUARY 01, 2017

Kennedy Lynn Schmitt of Brookline born at 12:01 a.m.

New Years baby at BIDMCBOSTON – The first baby born in Boston in 2017 was welcomed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) on New Year’s day.

Proud parents Will and Julia Schmitt, of Brookline, welcomed their daughter, Kennedy Lynn Schmitt (below), Sunday morning at BIDMC at 12:01 a.m. The healthy baby girl arrived just after the stroke of midnight, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 19-1/4 inches in length.

Baby Schmitt 2017

The Schmitts moved to Brookline from California last summer. “We love the area,” said Julia. “We’re so glad to be a part of Boston’s history. And now baby Kennedy will be able to celebrate her birthday and New Years at the same time.”

Kennedy is the first grandchild for both sides of the family. “We’re just proud parents and we’re so glad she is healthy,” said Will.

“Nothing is better than welcoming a new baby to the world, and little Kennedy is just beautiful,” said Hope Ricciotti, MD, Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “The baby and parents are doing great. Congratulations to the entire Schmitt family.”

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and consistently ranks as a national leader among independent hospitals in National Institutes of Health funding.

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