Macedon Ranges mum Madelaine Scott welcomed her baby girl at the stroke of midnight on January 1, making her the first baby born at Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital in 2023.
Ms Scott said her yet to be named baby girl’s midnight birth came as a suprise.
“We arrived at the hospital at 11pm and I had an exam at 11.30pm,” she said.
“The midwife said I had hours.”
Ms. Scott claimed that 20 minutes later, she was giving birth.
“She came right on the dot at 12am,” she said.
“She came out and then fireworks went off, it was like the whole of Melbourne was partying for me.
“It still seems so bizarre … I didn’t really think much of it before all of the media stations started calling me.”
Ms. Scott claimed that her baby was a week late.
“She was due on Christmas day which we all thought was very extremely exciting and I told the kids I was having a baby for Christmas,” she said.
“I didn’t think I would be late because I wasn’t late with the other two.”
Ms. Scott said that her newborn was an extraordinary baby.
“She is a really good baby and feeding is going well,” she said.
Ms. Scott stated that she still works full-time on her organic egg business, despite giving birth only two weeks ago.
“The last two weeks I have been doing work mainly on the phone [but] I will be back out in the paddock next week,” she said.