Albert Lea welcomes Baby New Year

Published 9:03 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Baby born late but just in time for New Year’s


Sky Jensen was not expecting to be expecting.

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She had ovarian surgery in Sept. 2017 and was told she wouldn’t be able to have children, Jensen said. When she took the pregnancy test at home, she thought it couldn’t be right.

“I didn’t believe it until the first ultrasound,” she said.

And at 6:43 p.m. Tuesday, Latalya Anasa Youngblood-Amos became Jensen’s first child and the first baby of the year to be born at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Jensen and Quinten Youngblood-Amos, the father, found out their baby would be a girl in August.

“I was happy, but he wanted a boy,” Jensen said.

Latalya Anasa Youngblood-Amos holds her father’s finger while sleeping in her mother’s arms Wednesday. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

Still, Youngblood-Amos wants his daughter to know she can be whoever she wants to be.

“She’s precious,” he said.

She was also late. She came via C-section, Jensen said.

“This is the best New Year’s present ever,” grandfather Quinten Amos said. “If this isn’t New Year’s, I don’t know what is.”

When Jensen leaves the hospital, she will take her new daughter home to a crib with an animal theme.

“I can’t wait until she grows up,” she said. Both parents are looking forward to raising their daughter.

At birth, Latalya Youngblood-Amos weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.


Latalya Youngblood-Amos

Birth time: 6:43 p.m. Jan. 1

Weight: 7 pounds, 10 ounces

Length: 19.5 inches

Parents: Sky Jensen and Quinten Youngblood-Amos


Quinten Youngblood-Amos holds his newborn daughter, Latalya Anasa Youngblood-Amos, Wednesday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Latalya was born Tuesday on New Year’s Day. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune


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