Monona family welcomes first baby born at St. Mary’s in 2020


MADISON, Wis. — A family from Monona got a big surprise to kick off the New Year. Just hours into 2020 they welcomed a brand new baby girl. Nora Madalyn Elsmo was born at SSM Health Saint Mary’s hospital early Wednesday morning. Her mom, Andrea, said she wasn’t expecting to deliver Nora so soon, but tells News 3 Now that delivering one of the first babies of the decade is nice because it comes with additional photos and memories from the press coverage.

“My dad is planning on saving tomorrow’s paper,” Elsmo said.

Andrea Elsmo said she and her husband were planning on watching the Badgers play in the Rose Bowl and they are happy there is an additional fan to help cheer UW on.

Nora weighs 8 pounds and is 20 inches long. Andrea Elsmo was also born at the same hospital three decades ago.