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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.