Kasper Otworowski, who came into the world at 1:46 a.m. Jan. 1, became the first child born in the new year in Lake County. He is shown at Franciscan Health Dyer with his mother, Monika, of Cedar Lake, before they were joined later by husband, Cezary, and other two sons, Kyle, 8, and Kevin, 6, who would meet their new brother for the first time.
Kasper weighed in at 8 pounds, 11.5 ounces and was 20.5 inches in length. “It feels beautiful, beautiful,” Monika said, adding the labor and delivery went quickly. The stuffed, toy bear was a gift from the hospital.