MELROSE PARK, Ill. (January 2, 2015) - Penelope Emi Hermsdorf was born on New Year’s Day at 11:50 p.m. to Minelia and Robert Hermsdorf of Cicero. She was the first baby to be born at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in 2015.
The healthy baby girl weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long.
“My wife was in labor for two days,” Mr. Hermsdorf said. “Penelope finally arrived one day after her due date thanks to a C-section."
Penelope is the second child for the couple. Big brother Ethan, 6, met his little sister earlier Friday. The family is expected to go home this weekend.