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County welcomes newest citizen

Monday, January 3, 2011

Anthony Travelsted (left) holds his newborn son, Kaleb Malachi Travelsted, while mother April Curtis and daughter Alexia Lewis sit next to them. [Order this photo]
Kaleb decided he wanted to see the world right away.

Anthony Travelsted, 26, and April Curtis, 21, are the proud parents of Clay County's newest citizen, Kaleb Malachi Travelsted, born Jan. 1, 2011.

He weight 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19-and-a-half inches long.

He was born at 2:17 p.m., New Year's Day.

But he came a little early.

Kaleb's grandmother, Beverly Johns, told The Brazil Times Kaleb wasn't due until Jan. 18.

"They were not expecting him," she said. "They had gone out to celebrate New Year's Eve. When they came home, she said she was in a little bit of discomfort."

Johns said April woke up very early Saturday morning with severe back pain. They took her to St. Vincent Clay Hospital to make sure she was fine, but she was later transferred to Union Hospital and the baby was delivered.

"I woke up at about 5:30 (a.m.) and (April) was crying," Anthony said. "She was in pain saying, 'It hurts.'"

Johns said April's doctors were quite pleased with the delivery.

"Her doctors said she did a phenomenal job," Johns said. "They said she made it look easy."

Kaleb has two older sisters, Alexia Lewis, 7, and Paige Travelsted, 3. His maternal grandmother is Ava Curtis.

"He's just wonderful," Johns said. "He's my little peanut."

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-- Posted by lp_27 on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 8:00 AM

Congratulations to the family !!!

-- Posted by JaniLou on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 3:54 PM

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