Fair
74°FFairFull Forecast

Baby arrives 17 minutes into new year

Published: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 10:42 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES (AP) — The first child for Lance and Christine Eddie is among the first babies born in Iowa in 2014.

Nash David Eddie was born via cesarean section at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The boy weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and measured out 19 inches long. He’d been scheduled to arrive on Jan. 20. He’ll have to spend a few days at Blank Children’s Hospital before heading home to Norwalk.

Five minutes later, at 12:22 a.m., identical twin girls Aleena and Aleeah Villegas were born at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City.

National video

Reader Poll

Are you satisfied with the updated visitors policy passed by the Newton school board that requires guests to show an ID?
Yes
No