Japanese Baby is Guam’s First Baby of 2013


Guam – A healthy baby boy born 7 seconds after midnight became the first baby born in 2013.

Obstetrician Dr. Tom Shieh delivered baby Kanato Azure Ikezumi at the Sagua Managu birthing center in Tamuning. Shieh says both parents are Japanese but are residents of Guam and run the Birkenstock Stores on island.

Baby Kanato is the first baby for both parents, Mom Yoshimi Ikezumi and Dad Yoshiyuki Ikezumi, says Shieh. Baby Kanato is also the first grandson for his mother’s side. Shieh notes that Baby Kanato’s grandmother was at the birthing center during delivery.