It’s a boy! Zeke Elliot Chalmers is our New Year’s baby – born on January 1 at 7:37 p.m.
Congratulations to parents Amber Riley and Zach Chalmers (and big brother Axel), who live in Owatonna.
Amber and Zach calculated Zeke’s due date as December 31. “Then at our first pre-natal appointment, we were told January 15,” Zach says. “We kept joking about it,” Amber laughs. “He’s the one who knew when to come.”
Axel, who’s almost 3, is excited to be a big brother: “He says he’s going to help change diapers and feed him,” Amber says.
Both Zeke and Axel were born at Northfield Hospital . . . Axel in April 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic. “We had a good experience here, and wanted to come back because of that,” Amber says.
“We come here for the clinics too,” Zach adds. “All of Axel’s appointments are here, so we wanted to keep everything at the same hospital.”
At home in Owatonna, they’ll introduce Zeke to Axel, and his grandparents.
“He’ll be a popular little boy for the next couple weeks,” Zach says. “All the family want to come see him.”