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First New Year’s baby born at St. Elizabeth Boardman

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Kaidynn Barr was born at just six minutes after midnight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The first baby born every year is always special, but the first baby of a new decade is extra special.

The first baby born in the Valley this New Year was delivered at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman.

“It’s incredible that something this tiny can put you in so much pain,” said new mom, Justine Bowley.

She went through roughly 17 hours of labor.

Kaidynn Douglas Bair was born at just six minutes after midnight.

“I got induced at 7:30 – 8 o’clock and I didn’t have him until six minutes after 12, and it was a very long, drawn out process,” Justine said.

Kaidynn’s parents are Doug Bair and Justine Bowley, of Boardman. His middle name is in honor of his father.

Little Kaidynn is 7 pounds, 4 ounces and 19 inches long.

“I watched the ball drop, told her happy New Year, the doctor came in about two-three minutes later and within three minute, he was here,” said Doug Bowley.

Kaidynn was named after Justine’s other children who all share the letter ‘K’ as a first initial and he came into the world a couple weeks ahead of his due date.

“He is truly our blessing. He really is. He is a blessing to his family. He is a blessing to us, especially to him,” said

Baby Kaidynn and his mom are doing well.

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