Sleepy Eye Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2—baby boy, Kevin Ortiz Santellano.

Sleepy Eye Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Baby boy, Kevin Ortiz Santellano, was delivered by Dr. Harman Dhaliwal at 5:16 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches long.

Mother Karla Santellano of Sleepy Eye said she was very happy and excited to find out that Kevin was the New Year’s baby.

Kevin was welcomed with love by his older siblings, Leidy, Kylie and Wilver Ortiz.

Many Sleepy Eye businesses, including Sleepy Eye Medical Center, Arneson Distributing Co., McCabe’s ACE Hardware, Randy’s Family Drug and Gift, Schutz Family Foods, Schweiss Meats, Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch, SouthPoint Financial Credit Union and Sleepy Eye Car Wash, contributed gifts to the family as is the local tradition.