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January 3, 2014

Girl is first baby born in county in 2014

MERCER COUNTY — Both baby and mom – Nila Sims of New Castle – are doing fine. Also a daughter of Michael Llewellyn, Giada weighed in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

Thursday afternoon, Sims said she initially thought Giada would be born closer to Christmas.

“That was my grandfather’s birthday,’’ Sims said. “I began to have some signs she was on her way then, but it never happened.’’

Sims saw her obstetrician Tuesday and was scheduled for another appointment next week. Later in the day she began to have mild contractions but still decided to attend a church service as planned.

After the service and a nice meal, Sims said, “I began to feel quite uncomfortable. It got progressively worse through the night.’’

Sims’ mother and sister were with her as Giada arrived early in the new year. Both mom and baby were expected to be released from the hospital Thursday evening.

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