First Christmas baby of 2015 born at McLaren Northern Michigan

2015 first baby Christmas – web
2015 first baby Christmas - web
The Haven family is pictured.

The Haven family received the greatest gift of all this Christmas, one that couldn’t be wrapped or found under the tree.

Jasper Ren Haven was born to Jodi and Jay Haven at McLaren Northern Michigan on Christmas day, arriving at 12:20 p.m. weighing 9 lbs 8 ounces.

As the first Christmas baby, the McLaren Northern Michigan Obstetrics Department gave the family a gift basket filled with diapers, wipes, stuff animals, toys, outfits, and of course a baby Santa hat and his first Christmas ornament.

Jasper was the first of two babies born at McLaren Northern Michigan on Christmas Day.

“We had a feeling he was going to be born on a special day, he was due on New Year’s Day,” stated Jodi Haven, Jasper’s mother. “But we couldn’t have asked for a better gift this Christmas.”

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About McLaren Northern Michigan

McLaren Northern Michigan, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is a 202-bed, regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across northern lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. A medical staff of nearly 200 physicians represents nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on heart, cancer, orthopedics, and neuroscience services. For additional information, visit