A New Year’s baby

Submitted Photo Laurin Leidholt, holding Brynn Berdell Barstad, and Taylor Barstad are the parents of the first baby born at Trinity Hospital in 2018.

A quiet New Year’s Eve in Trinity Hospital’s Labor & Delivery Unit in Minot came to an end when Laurin Leidholt and Taylor Barstad of Minot became parents of the first baby born in 2018.

Brynn Berdell Barstad, the couple’s daughter and first child, was born at 4:59 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 10 ounces. Ob/Gyn Dr. Jessie Fauntleroy performed the delivery.

“All along I had a feeling I might go in on New Year’s Eve,” Laurin said, noting she was scheduled for delivery on Jan. 2. “I started having back labor; I decided we’d better go to the hospital.”

The baby’s first and middle names are family names. Brynn is the middle name of Taylor’s sister, and Berdell is the name of Laurin’s grandfather.

“I’m not sure it’s hit me yet that I’m a mom,” Laurin added. Asked for thoughts on starting the year birthing the first baby of 2018, she said, “Awesome!”

The Trinity Health Auxiliary, which provides funds and support to enhance the overall mission of Trinity Health, presented its traditional gift basket to the family, which included baby items and a gift card for the parents to enjoy an evening out.