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First baby of 2023 wins 3-way expectant mom race

Early New Year's Day was quiet in Spencer Hospital's Birth Center, but that changed quickly when Jill Viedenkamp arrived late Sunday afternoon.

She was the first mother-to-be to flip the atmosphere from quiet to lively. By early Monday morning, Jan. 2, the birth center team was caring for three expectant moms all in active labor.

At 9:14 a.m., little Baker Dean Viedenkamp made his arrival, earning him the honors of being Spencer Hospital's first baby of 2023. Baby No. 2 arrived about an hour later, and Baby No. 3 entered the world a couple hours after that.

"It was a fun and busy morning for o...

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