Meet the first North Shore baby of the New Year

The North Shore’s first citizen to make an entrance in 2020 could have been a Christmas baby instead of a New Year’s baby.

Christine Thornton and Paul Kell, of North Vancouver, had originally been given Dec. 25 as the likely due date for their baby.

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But their daughter had other ideas, and was in no hurry to make an appearance.

At almost a week overdue, Thornton had labour induced at Lions Gate Hospital, but after the baby didn’t respond well to that, the couple and their doctors opted for a C-section delivery.

Theodora Kell was born at 7:16 p.m. Jan. 1, weighing seven pounds and 14 ounces.

Theodora – who is the first child for the couple – has since settled down to a newborn routine of eating, sleeping and cuddling, said Kell. “She loves being held.”

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