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Lyndsay Baumgardner holds her newborn daughter, Madelynne, in their room Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital. Madelynne is the first baby born in 2014 in Fort Wayne.

City’s first baby of 2014 makes entrance at 12:45

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Serenity was the first baby born at Parkview Randallia. She weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces.

She may have waited a little while after the ball dropped in New York City, but Fort Wayne’s first recorded baby born in 2014 arrived healthy.

Madelynne Rose, the new daughter of Lucas and Lyndsay Baumgardner, was born at 12:45 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital.

She weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces, according to Lutheran Health officials.

A nurse at the hospital knitted a hat for the newborn with “2014” emblazoned on it for all to see.

It was the second consecutive year that the city’s first baby arrived at Lutheran – last year’s first child was born two minutes after midnight.

At Parkview Hospital Randallia, the first baby was born at 12:55 a.m.

That child, a girl named Serenity, weighed 5 pounds and 14 ounces and is 19 inches long, according to hospital officials.

The parents of Parkview’s first baby did not want their names used.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

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