Carnelian Bay baby first of 2015 at Tahoe Forest Hospital |

Carnelian Bay baby first of 2015 at Tahoe Forest Hospital

Special to the Bonanza
Mom Christine Monroe holding new baby Tristan, and grandma Carolyn Monroe.
Courtesy Tahoe Forest Hospital |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Last week, Tahoe Forest Hospital announced that the first baby of the New Year was born Thursday, Jan. 1, at 6:15 p.m.

Baby boy Tristan Luka weighed 7 pounds, 11 and a half ounces at birth and measured 20 and a half inches.

Mom Christine Monroe lives in Carnelian Bay. Baby Tristan also has a big brother, 7-year-old Kasey.

Having the first baby of the New Year came as a complete surprise to Christine, who, the day before, had done a crossfit session, taken a hike, and gone out for New Year’s Eve with her dad.

The baby arrived a little sooner than she expected. On New Year’s Day she labored at home for a while, but her labor progressed unexpectedly rapidly.

Her mom had to rush her to the hospital, arriving at the Tahoe Forest Emergency Room entrance at 6:10 p.m., where a transporter hurried by her wheelchair to the Women and Family Center.

The Tahoe Forest Hospital Women and Family Center presented the family with a gift basket of items generously donated by several Tahoe-Truckee community members and local merchants to honor the 2015 New Year’s baby.

“It’s awesome how this small town comes together to provide this great gift basket, “ said Christine. “What a great gift for the New Year. I couldn’t ask for anything else.”

The Hinkle Family marked the second baby of the New Year, as Jamey and Kathryn Hinkle welcomed newborn Mayzie, also born on New Year’s Day.

This article was submitted to the Sun by Tahoe Forest Health System. Visit for information.

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