Carter County welcomes first baby of 2014

10:00 am | January 3, 2014

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Rileigh Stanton gives her baby brother Levi a kiss. Levis was the first baby of 2014 for Carter County. His parents are Brittany and Rusty Stanton.

As the rest of the world celebrated the arrival of the New Year, an Elizabethton family celebrated the arrival of their brand new baby boy.

Levi Rhea Stanton, son of Brittany and Rusty Stanton, was the first baby of Carter County in 2014 reported by area hospitals.

He was born at 8:57 a.m. on New Year’s Day at Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City. Levi weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Levi’s early arrival worked out well for his older sister Rileigh, who will be 3 in February. She couldn’t wait to meet the newest member of the family.

“She kept telling him to get out of my stomach,” she said.

“I love my brother,” Rileigh added.

Brittany said they didn’t expect their son would be the first baby of the new year, mainly because he was not due for another week.


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