first baby of 2013Ryan Ashlea Hawthorne (M.Div./M.A., 2014) and Luigi Onwuchekwa (M.Div., 2013) are the proud parents of Noelle Chika Mignon Chekwa.  Born on January 2, 2013 at 1:34 a.m. at University Medical Center at Princeton, Noelle was deemed the Princeton area’s first baby of the New Year.  Noelle weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.25 inches.

Ryan’s due date was December 31, 2012 and she said, “We thought Noelle might be the first baby of the New Year, but when New Year’s Eve came and went, we just figured she wouldn’t be the first baby of the New Year.”  When Ryan and Luigi heard the news they were surprised and a bit confused because Noelle was born on January 2. “It seemed weird that there weren’t any babies born at the hospital on January 1,” said Ryan.

Princeton Seminary is happy to welcome this newest member of our community!