Burnaby accountants add New Year's baby to family balance sheet

There was no frantic New Year’s Eve taxi ride to Burnaby Hospital for this city’s first baby of the year.

No – in a manner befitting her two accountant parents – little Katherine Yume Chang made an orderly arrival at 9: 03 a.m. on New Year’s Day via a scheduled caesarean section.

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New Year's baby
Burnaby Hospital's New Year's baby, Katherine Yume Chang was born at 9: 03 a.m. on Jan. 1. - Cornelia Naylor

Weighing in at 5 lb and 14 ounces, Katherine is Susan Inouye and Jason Chang’s first girl and will take her place in the back of the family’s new minivan with brothers Nathan, 2, and Matthew, 5.

“I’m looking forward to the girl stuff, the sequins and the dance classes and that kind of stuff,” Inouye told the NOW.

The baby girl’s first name will likely be shortened to “Kate,” her mom said. Her middle name was borrowed from her great grandmother.

So far Katherine’s brothers – both born in the same hospital as their sister – have shown minimal interest in their new sibling.

“I asked them beforehand if they were going to help out with the new baby, and they said ‘No,’” Chang said with a laugh.

Now that they’ve got their girl, the North Burnaby couple says they’re done with having babies, but they gave props to Burnaby Hospital for each of the labours.

“We’ve had a good experience each time,” Chang said.

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