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Southern Colorado welcomes first babies of 2014

First babies of 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nurses in Colorado Springs didn't wait long for the first newborn of 2014.

Bo Elizabeth Seikh was born three minutes into the new year.

"We think it's the first in the state," said Paula Freund, a spokeswoman for Memorial Hospital.

Sonner and Eden arrived at Memorial North Tuesday night for the third time. Two other times she had been sent home. The Seikhs live in Rush, about an hour away.

"The nurses were like 'Go ahead and walk,' so I was walking the stairs for an hour," said Eden.

"She was jogging the stairs," Sonner interjected.

"I didn't want to be turned away again," said Eden.

Eden said the last thing she remembers before birth was the countdown to midnight on the television.

Eden said she didn't realize her daughter was the first child born in the new year until much later.

Bo was born 6 pounds, 10 ounces and 19 inches long.

In Pueblo, it took a little longer for the first baby to emerge.

At 10:50 a.m., Prudencio Emilio Cope was born at Parkview Medical Center.

He was 7 pounds and 19 inches long.

His parents Cuarto and Felicia say Prudencio's cousin was born on Christmas Eve in Texas.

The Copes are from Raton, N.M., and had to drive to Pueblo this morning because there wasn't a pediatric physician available today close to home.

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