Two babies born early Thursday morning are the first of 2019 in Nelson. File photo

Gunnar Ulrich is Nelson’s first baby of 2019

He was born early Thursday morning

Nelson has its first baby of 2019.

Steffen and Andrea Ulrich welcomed their second child, a boy named Gunnar, on Thursday at 4:01 a.m. in a home birth, according to the Interior Health Authority.

Gunnar didn’t have to wait long for a new friend.

At 5:28 a.m. Thursday, Sage Laboucan and Blue Netherelift had their second child, a boy named Indie Rain, at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

The first baby born in B.C. was to a couple in New Westminster at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1.

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