UK Chandler Hospital welcomes first Lexington baby of the new year

Posted at 9:51 AM, Jan 02, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-02 09:51:07-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington family is welcoming 2023 with the city's first baby of the year.

Jetrude Abemba was born at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023. She weighs 4 pounds, 15 ounces, and is 18.25 inches long.

The mother, Zamiri, says she was surprised her baby girl would be the first of 2023.

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UK HealthCare presented the family with a special gift basket to celebrate Jetrude's birth.