First baby of the new year

Friday, January 2, 2004

Unaware of what was going on, John Atkinson IV posed with his happy mom, Melissa Atkinson, and dad, John Atkinson III celebrating the first baby born for the New Year in Cape Girardeau.

John IV was born at Southeast Missouri Hospital at 4:29 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He will join his brother Caleb, 4, and his sister Olivia, 5, at the family's home in Bernie, Mo.

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