BARRIE Each year more than 2,000 babies are born in Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) birthing unit and while each one is a unique and beautiful miracle, it calls for a special occasion to welcome the first baby born in the new decade at the health centre.

As such, RVH is proud to celebrate the first baby born in 2020 arriving January 1 at 12:47 a.m.

Barrie residents Jessica and Adam Tupling welcomed their baby girl, Vera Michelle, weighing six pounds and 11 ounces, into the world.

It was a big day for sister Ivy, who is the first big sister of the new year and new decade at RVH.

Congratulations to the whole Tupling family.

Jessica Tupling her husband Adam and daughter Ivy welcome the newest member of their family, Vera Michelle, in the first hour of the new year and decade, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.