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Utah hospitals welcome first babies of 2022

Posted at 1:45 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-02 00:44:27-05

LOGAN, Utah — A newborn was eager to become the first baby born at an Intermountain hospital in Utah in 2022.

Piper England arrived at 1:03 a.m. at Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital, making proud parents of Bethany and Scott England of Logan.

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“I wasn’t due until Jan. 20, but my water broke last night about 10 p.m. and we arrived at the hospital about 11 p.m. knowing I’d need a Caesarean section,” said Bethany.

Piper may have been born early, but she is healthy and weighed in at 7 pounds even, and is 19 inches long.

“We didn’t think she’d arrive quite this early. We have a lot of family birthdays in December, so my mom told me, no more December birthdays! Luckily Piper made it to January by just over an hour,” added Bethany.

Piper is the Englands' second baby, and will now have something to hold over her proud big brother, Oliver, who is three years old.

Her birth was followed closely by another New Year's baby born at Lone Peak Hospital in Draper.

MountainStar Healthcare said baby Everly Rose was born at 1:14 a.m., measuring 19 inches and six pounds.


Then at the University of Utah Hospital, a set of twins was born just after 6 a.m. Parents Megan and James Armijo welcomed Alice at 6:15 and Abigail at 6:17 a.m.

U of U Health said Abigail was still in the newborn intensive care unit Saturday afternoon.