Baby Boy is Portneuf Medical Center’s New Year’s Baby 2023

Say hello to Atreyu James Patrick French, Portneuf Medical Center’s (PMC) 2023 New Year’s Baby.

The son of Chelsea and Thadeous French of Chubbuck, ID was recognized as Baby New Year when he made his grand entrance at 4:30 a.m. on January 2, 2023. Mom and dad arrived at PMC on January 2, 2023, at 3:45 in the morning. After a short labor, Atreyu arrived weighing in at six pounds one ounce and is 19.5 inches long.

“His due date was originally January 16,” said Thadeous. Having the first baby of the New Year was a surprise for the joyful parents. “It’s going to be an adventure as it has been a while since we’ve had a little one.”

Recognizing the first baby born in the New Year is a fun and time-honored tradition at PMC. We value the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of babies born at our hospital and the team takes great pride in providing outstanding care to moms and babies.

As the first baby born in the New Year, Atreyu and his family received a red wagon full of diapers, wipes, a baby monitor, a baby gift set, toys, clothing, and more. The wagon of gifts was generously donated by the Portneuf Medical Center Auxiliary.

Hospital volunteers run the auxiliary and raise money for worthy causes like scholarships, patient care initiatives and gifts for the New Year’s baby.