RI welcomes first baby of 2014

Nicole Gerber



PROVIDENCE – The new year brings new life in Rhode Island, and for parents of the first baby born in 2014 it's the start of a year they'll never forget.

Baby Watson Dingle entered the world this morning just after

The 6 lbs 10 oz bundle of joy was born to engineer Patrick Dingle and Brown University PHD student Yu–Ting Dingle.

Mom and baby are happy and healthy but a last–minute emergency c–section caused some tense
moments for the new family.

“His heart rate had dropped when she was ready to push,
so his heart rate was actually dangerously low. So they had to get him out in a
matter of minutes to make sure that he would be healthy,” said Patrick.

The new family hopes to head home from the hospital sometime this weekend.

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