The last baby born at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in 1990 is the older sister to the first baby of 1991 born at the hospital.
Kahli Nicole Hicken made her appearance at 11:57 p.m. on Dec. 31 - just in time for the 1990 tax deduction. Kyle Blake Hicken snatched the prizes for the first baby of the year by waiting until 12:02 a.m. on Jan. 1 to be born.Both babies are healthy, says the proud mom, Amy Hicken of Provo. But, so far, Kahli is the happier of the two. "He's fussier than she is. When he's awake, he's crying."
Kyle is No. 1 with 3-year-old brother Todd. "I want to hold Kyle," is his request. It takes parental persuasion for him to be interested in Kahli. After all, she's a girl.
Amy - and husband Robert - aren't too worried about having twins with birthdays on different days in different years. "We're just happy they're here and they're healthy," Amy Hicken said.
She was hospitalized with contractions on Dec. 9. The labor was stopped, and after five days she returned home. The twins were born at 38 weeks. Kahli weighed in at 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and Kyle weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces.
The twins were not a surprise. When Amy was 5 months along, she found she was pregnant with twins. Additional tests revealed that she was carrying a boy and a girl.
Gifts from the hospital for the first baby of the year included a dozen roses, movie passes, gift certificates and two cases of diapers. Amy said that is 576 diapers for newborns, which she thinks might just about cover the babies for the time they're in that size. She estimates using about 140 diapers a week.
All three Hickens were released from the hospital Thursday evening.