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St. Clair Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2013

A couple from Eighty Four welcomed Alden William Johnson to the world on New Year's Day. He was the first baby born at St. Clair Hospital in 2013.

Alden William Johnson was the first baby born in 2013 at St. Clair Hospital.

Alden arrived at 8:26 a.m.—four days after his due date—and weighed a whopping 11 pounds, 3 ounces.

"It's exciting, 1-1-13, it's definitely memorable. It's totally not what we were expecting," said Alden's father, John Johnson. "The nurses were excited, too. Especially with him being such a big baby."

There were several other babies born earlier on New Year's Day in western Pennsylvania, but Alden was the first baby of the year born at St. Clair Hospital.

John said he and mom, Jessica Johnson, might have been a bit more nervous than the average first-time parents. They are both nurses.

"Well we know more than most people, so we get nervous. But everything went well. No problems," John said.

John and Jessica have been married for five years and were neighbors as they grew up in Washington County.

The name Alden William was inspired by both of their families. William comes from Jessica's father and grandfather. Alden is the middle name of John and his father, was the first name of John's grandfather and also was the last name of John's relatives who he said came to America on the Mayflower.

The Johnsons will soon bring their new baby boy back to their brand new home to Eighty-Four, PA.

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