Comox Valley’s first baby of the decade is a girl named Pippa.

Pippa Van Oostdam came into the world at 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, at the North Island Hospital Comox Valley campus.

She weighed eight pounds, six ounces at birth.

Pippa is the first child for parents Aynsley MacLeod and Antoine Van Oostdam.   

Pippa arrived via C-section, just after her Dec. 31 due date.

MacLeod said it’s “kind of cool to have the first baby of 2020.”

But what’s most important to both parents is having a healthy baby.

“It’s kind of neat but it doesn’t really matter that much,” MacLeod said. “As long as she’s healthy and happy.”

“It’s amazing,” Van Oostdam said. “I couldn’t be happier but the same thing, as long as she’s healthy, that’s all that really matters.”

Meanwhile, B.C.’s first baby of the decade was born at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at New Westminster’s Royal Columbian Hospital.