Mischa’s arrival adds to national milestone
IS LITTLE Mischa number 24 million?
We’ll never know for sure but Australia’s population reached 24 million and Mischa Jane Didovich-Lasalo made herself available for the special number at Ne- pean Hospital. On Monday last week Mischa let her mum Jessica Didovich, of St Marys, know she was ready to arrive. As she and her husband Solomone waited for Mischa’s arrival, the Australian Bureau of Stat- istic’s population clock kept ticking. It indicated the population, based on a projection calculated using births and deaths data and migration figures, would reach 24 million about 12.50am on Tuesday.
Mischa arrived at 5.23am weighing 4.4kg and 53cm long.
Mum Jessica said if her first baby was the 24 millionth person in Australia, “it would be exciting but we will never know”.