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Five Leap Day babies born in Hudson

Five babies were born on Leap Day at Hudson Hospital. From left are Stacy and Josh Williams with daughter McKenzi, Stacy and Jonathan Anderstrom with son Elijah, Heidi and Casey Wagner with son Lyle, Laura and Ben Nadeau with son Greysen, and Pang and Lee Yang with daughter Chiashi.

The staff at Hudson Hospital's Birth Center was busier than usual last week when five babies were born within a 24-hour period. What makes this event even more special is that all five were born on Leap Day, Feb. 29. The five births on one day tied a record for the hospital where an average of two births occur a day. Nurse manager of the center Joanne Donhowe said that there had been no births the previous 48 hours. "Our nurses were running all day just to keep up. We've rarely seen it like this."

The new arrivals and their proud parents are:

--McKenzi, daughter of Stacy and Josh Williams of Hudson.

--Elijah, son of Stacy and Jonathan Anderstrom of Hudson.

--Lyle, son of Heidi and Casey Wagner of Glenwood City.

-Greysen, son of Laura and Ben Nadeau of Hudson.

--Chiashi, daughter of Pang and Lee Yang of Roberts.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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