Proud parents welcome some of the first babies of the New Year at KC metro hospitals


Baby Remington Dee (Photo courtesy AdventHealth Shawnee Mission)

MERRIAM, Kan. — Just a few minutes into 2021, a local couple welcomed a baby girl in Johnson County. She’s one of the Kansas City metro’s first babies of the New Year.

Remington Dee Marston was born at 12:05 a.m. Friday to parents Jake and Jamie at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and is 21 inches long.

“Her family thinks she’ll be the perfect ‘Remy Dee’ to 2020,” the hospital said.

The baby’s mother is a nurse at AdventHealth, and this is the couple’s first child. The hospital said they are very excited to welcome baby Remington and the fresh start that the New Year offers.

Just minutes after Remy Dee was born, parents Katelynn Fackler Olinger and Josh Olinger of Belton celebrated the birth of a baby boy at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Baby Kashton was born at 12:07 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces and 19-1/4 inches long.

Kashton Olinger (Photo courtesy of Research Medical Center)

“Baby Kash has already been such a light during a dark time,” the new mom said. “All of the nurses, doctors and staff have been phenomenal, especially Lauren, who helped deliver him, as he came much faster than we expected. We love this hospital and can’t wait to bring him home to his big sisters who are excited to meet him.”

But the New Year’s babies didn’t stop there! A few minutes later, another metro family welcomed a baby in the Northland.

North Kansas City Hospital said the baby boy was born at 12:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The hospital did not release any further information.

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