The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 2, 2013

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New Year's baby born at Raleigh General

Tuesday was a day of firsts as first-time parents Frank Colver and Evangeline Tiede of Mount Hope gave birth to Raleigh General Hospital’s first baby of 2013.

Born at 1:49 a.m. Tuesday, Jesom Edward Colver is 24 inches long and weighs 9 pounds and 6 ounces.

Tiede said she was so excited her baby boy had arrived, she didn’t care when she was told Jesom was Raleigh General Hospital’s first baby of 2013.

“At first it felt like a dream. It was so amazing I could not believe it was happening,” she said. “Now I want him around me all the time and feel bad when I have to send him back to the nursery.”

Colver explained that Jesom’s due date was Dec. 22, the day after the Mayan “doomsday.” The father said it was fitting for his son to then arrive on New Year’s Day to upstage the humorous prophesy.

Colver said after the pregnancy went past its due date, he simply hoped his son would be healthy and happy.

“Everybody is nervous and scared and happy. It is a bundle of emotions all together. Mainly everyone is happy,” he said. “It already seems like Jesom is happy and has a good heart.”

Colver said he could not contain his happiness when he first held Jesom shortly after delivery.

“I cried. I bawled like no other man has bawled before,” he joked.

First-time grandmother Burtia Arellanos said she could not have been more proud of the way her daughter handled the 14 hours of labor.

“My dad once asked himself if he had ever loved his own children the way he loved his grandchildren. Now I understand what he meant,” she shared.

Ellen King, executive director of women’s services at Raleigh General, presented the family with a $100 certificate for newborn pictures and a $100 gift card to spend at Crossroads Mall.

She said she hoped the mother could get something for the baby as well as something for herself.

Both parents, originally from Mount Hope, said they can’t wait to get their son home.

If all continues to go well, they expect to take him home today.

“I know he is not old enough, but I can’t wait to get him a bouncer and see him bouncing and playing,” she said.

As far as being this year’s New Year’s Baby, Tiede said, like her son himself, “his birthday is unforgettable.”

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