Abel Alexander is St. Anthony Regional Hospital's New Year's baby. Abel was born at 6:23 p.m. Jan. 4, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and measuring 17.5 inches long. His mother is Kasey Jimenez, 34, of Schleswig. Kasey grew up in Atlantic. Abel joins older brothers Sebastian, 3, and Manuel, 2. Dr. Charles Svensson was Kasey's OB/GYN and delivered Abel, and Dr. Susan Teggatz is Abel's pediatrician. St. Anthony awards gifts each year to both the first baby born at the hospital, and the first baby born from each of the surrounding counties. As both the first baby of the year and the first Crawford County baby, Abel (and Kasey) received a gift basket valued at more than $100, with a digital/scanner thermometer, privacy nursing cape and carrier, car seat cover, taggie blanket, books, activity gym and play mat and miscellaneous developmental toys. St. Anthony officials say they enjoy celebrating the first baby of the year, and that Abel was a surprise to everyone when he arrived four weeks early.