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01/02/13 — Ready for his close-up: Wayne County's first baby of the new year makes his debut

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Ready for his close-up: Wayne County's first baby of the new year makes his debut

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 2, 2013 1:46 PM

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Little Elliott Asher Zachwieja sleeps in his mom, Amanda's arms, oblivious to the fact that he is now First Baby of 2013.

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Amanda and Daniel Zachwieja welcome their newborn baby boy, Elliott Asher, into the world at Wayne Memorial Hospital Tuesday. Baby Elliott, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, was the first born of the New Year for Wayne County at the time of 5:13 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2013. He has a sister, Juliet, 7.

When Amanda Zachwieja started having contractions around 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, her initial thoughts were not on winning any sort of pool predicting the baby's birth -- they were on doing her job. "I was having contractions, but they weren't...

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