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'Kendra Rose' kicks off new decade of babies at Spectrum Health

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Posted at 8:19 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 11:17:02-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Spectrum Health welcomed its first baby of 2020 shortly after midnight.

Little Kendra Rose Ivey arrived at 12:19 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Her parents, Natisha and Brian tell Spectrum's HealthBeat their new daughter is simply perfect.

Natisha had expected to give birth on New Year's Eve and was induced around 7:30 a.m. that day, but didn't start pushing until much later.

Kendra will have many other girls to help show her the ropes. She has three older sisters: Maddison who's 14 months old, Jade who's 17 and Serina who is 18.

Kendra's father, Brian is a professional bowler and hopes his little girl will share in his love of the sport.