GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The parents of the first baby in Southern Oregon of 2014 are saying — it’s a girl!
Alicia and Eric welcomed their baby into the world at 9:42 Wednesday morning. At 7 pounds, 4 ounces, Aiyana is the first baby of the year. Her parents said they chose her name after the Native American word meaning “forever blossoming.”
“It’s exciting, and amazing, we didn’t expect it at all. It was last moment notice that she was going to be induced last night so to find out she was going to be the first baby was very, very exciting” said Eric, the new father.
After a long day the new parents said they were resting while they still had a quiet moment in the hospital. Alicia gave birth at Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass. The first baby of the year was given a gift basket along with gift cards for her special birthday.