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At 6 pounds, 6 ounces and just over 18 inches, Greta was born at 4:05 a.m. on January 1, 2022.

GREENVILLE, SC – It’s a story that ended happily at Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital for Ali and Lee Von Hofe. But it all started with a frantic realization that, like the start of a new year, their baby wouldn’t be waiting for anyone.

Prisma Health has shared the heartwarming story of Greta Von Hofe, the first baby of the new year from a South Carolina hospital. According to the health care provider, the Von Hofes had planned everything with a group of on-call midwives, packed bags and their other children staying with the grandparents for New Year’s Eve.

Everything seemed a bit on schedule and all that was left to do was wait. But, according to Prisma’s statement, little Greta has decided she’s waited enough already.

The contractions started slowly around 2 a.m., keeping Ali awake. But they got stronger around 3.40am, leading to a call to Ali’s midwife who agreed to meet at the hospital.

But, less than 20 minutes later, it became clear that the hospital would have to wait. With some instructions over the phone, Ali gave birth to Greta who was delivered into the hands of her father Lee. EMS arrived soon after.

At 6 pounds, 6 ounces and just over 18 inches, Greta was born at 4:05 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2022. Mom and dad told doctors they’d nickname her “little firecracker” — because, even though the fires fireworks of the night was long over, Greta has definitely started 2022 off with a bang.

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