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Lane County welcomes its first baby of the new year

Lane County welcomes its first baby of the new year

EUGENE, Ore. - Peacehealth welcomed its first baby of the new year in Lane County on Monday morning, when Ryland Paul Todd Monk arrived eleven minutes after midnight at RIverbend Hospital.

Ryland came in weighing seven pounds, 4.5 ounces. First-time parents, Jessica and Todd, didn't expect him to come for another week. Mom even joked about her delivery just hours before the birth.

"I was cleaning my room and he was like, 'don't overdo it' or something like that," said Jessica. I said I'm just kidding, I can't really put myself into labor, and a couple of hours later I was in labor."

Ryland, mom and dad are all doing well and hope to be headed home on Tuesday.

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