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Rutland couple welcomes Vermont's Baby New Year

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"I got here just in the nick of time," Ryan Latterell said.

Ryan Latterell arrived just before his new son, Levi Michael, made history. Little Levi is the first baby born in a Vermont hospital in 2014. His dad didn't expect Levi to arrive a week early, so he went to work at Okemo Mountain like any other day.

"My supervisor called me at about 9:30 in the morning and said I needed to go to the hospital and I was kind of stuck down there, we had a snowstorm in Okemo yesterday," Ryan explained.

But getting back to Rutland was tough; Ryan had taken the bus and there wasn't another one for hours.

Ryan Latterell: I didn't have cell service until I got pretty much into Rutland, and then I got like 13 or 14 texts from her.

Christine Nasca/Mom: Did you start getting nervous?

Ryan Latterell: They were all the-- oh, they are gonna give me the epidural.

But Ryan got there to witness the arrival of his baby boy, all 21 inches and 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Levi is Vermont's Baby New Year, arriving at 2:56 a.m. on the first day of the year.

Levi is Ryan Latterell and Christine Nasca's first baby as a couple. They have other children from prior relationships. Both parents say having their new son usher in 2014 as the first hospital-born baby is something to celebrate.

"No, it's pretty awesome, it really is," Christine said. "We feel pretty honored for him to come and be the first one born in Vermont."

Levi's big sister Kylah Rice agrees that her baby brother is something special.

"He's cute," she said.

Christine says this wasn't what the family expected for New Year's Eve.

"Planning on staying home and sleeping, probably even missing the ball drop, but we seen it last night, didn't we?" Christine said.

But no one seems to mind little Levi shaking up their schedule and getting 2014 off to a very exciting start for this Rutland family.

Being the first to arrive runs in Levi's family; his Uncle Sean was born on New Year's Day in 1990.

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