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FIRST BORN: Central Iowa’s First Baby Of 2014

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Shortly after the clock struck midnight, a Norwalk family rang in 2014 welcoming the newest edition to their family.

Christine and Lance Eddie are having a great start to the New Year.

Their son, Nash David was born at 12:17 a.m. making him the first baby of 2014.

Although they didn't expect it to happen like it did.

“To get the call at work that we`re going to the hospital was pretty crazy,” says Lance Eddie.

Lance said he picked up his wife at their home in Norwalk and headed to Methodist Hospital.

“When you`re actually at the hospital and it`s real, it was a little scary the unknown but exciting at the same time,” says Christine Eddie.

After 11 hours of labor, doctors took Christine back for a C-section at 11:30 p.m.

“As we`re walking back to the operating room last night for the C-section everyone`s saying Happy New Year, it was very different.  You don`t anticipate your New Year`s Eve at the hospital but what a great little gift we got,” says Christine Eddie.

Nash surprised everyone and decided to make his arrival nearly three weeks early.

“Who isn't excited to have the baby a little bit before the due date as long as it`s healthy that`s the way we thought of it,” says Lance Eddie.

Nash weighed in at 5 pounds 3 ounces and is 19 inches long.

Lance said it is hard to describe how amazing it was seeing his son being born.

“You have no idea really what it`s like until it hits you.  You start crying and you don`t know where the emotion comes from and it just comes out and it`s the most unreal feeling in the world, so natural and you`re just so proud of your wife for being so selfless and such a tough cookie.  It`s the best thing in the world, it really is,” says Lance Eddie.

The Eddie's decided to wait until their delivery to find out if they were having a boy or a girl.

Since Nash was born a little premature, he will spend a few days in the NICU to be monitored but otherwise both Mom and baby are happy and healthy.

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