Wednesday 21 February 2018

Woman who was the first baby born in 1980 gives birth to the first baby of 2017

Katrín Guðjónsdóttir with her new son Photo Credit: Visir/Iceland
Katrín Guðjónsdóttir with her new son Photo Credit: Visir/Iceland
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A woman who was the first child born in Iceland in 1980 gave birth to the first baby of 2017 in a surreal incidence of perfect timing.

Katrín Guðjónsdóttir (36) hit headlines in January 1980 when she was the first baby to be born in Iceland that year and said it was “surreal” that she welcomed the first baby of 2017 on New Year's Day.

According Icelandic news organisation Visir, the new mum gave birth in South Iceland health clinic in Selfoss.

“We joked about it that he may be the first baby of the year but never believed it would happen. It would be too surreal,” she said.

Katrín, who has two other children, said she was thrilled to share her birthday with her son.

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