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Local Mothers Welcome First Babies of The New Year

By Erica Williams
By ewilliams@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn- Mya Naomi Boatwright is sleeping peacefully despite the dozens of people marveling over her. She's the first baby born in 2014 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

"We had no clue we would be the first baby because it was so late in the morning," Michelle Boatwright, Mya's mom said.

The baby was born at 8:51 in the morning, weighing 9 pounds and 5 ounces. Her parents, both educators in Hardeman County, said they're happy she's finally here.

"We were just ready to get to the next stage," Matthew Boatwright, the father, said. "It didn't matter what day."

Mya Naomi wasn't the first baby born in Jackson-Madison County, another baby was born minutes before at Jackson Regional Hospital.

The mother said she's still thinking of a name for her babyl but like the Boatwrights' said it's exciting to have a baby born on the first day of the year.

Both mothers and babies are healthy and expected to be released from the hospital this week.
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