Kraft and newborn daughter receive gift package from RiverView, Crookston Daily Times and participating businesses.

    Little Azariah Kraft was in no hurry to enter the world, yet her birth on Jan. 9 still earned her the distinction of being RiverView Health’s First Baby of 2013.

    “I thought she was going to arrive a lot earlier,’’ said new mom Nicole Kraft, Crookston. “Her due date was first set for December 21 before it was moved back to December 30.’’

    “We were hoping for a Christmas baby,’’ said Brenda Kraft, proud grandmother.

    Azariah Lilian Kraft was born at 5:45 p.m, Jan. 9, weighing 6 pounds 10 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.

    Azariah is the first child for Nicole Kraft. Grandparents are Tom and Brenda Kraft, Crookston, and Azariah’s great grandmother is Sandy Kraft, East Grand Forks.

    In recognition of being the first RiverView baby of 2013, RiverView Health, together with the Crookston Daily Times, will provide a gift package from area merchants that have donated items for Azariah.