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Elisia Civiello, 17, of Franklin, holds Connor Roger Garland, who was born at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia at 12:14 a.m. on New Year's Day. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

Year's first baby arrives in Laconia

New Hampshire's first baby of 2013 arrived, as most babies do, on his own schedule at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday.

Connor Roger Garland, son of Elisia Civiello and Zachary Garland, was born at Lakes Region General Hospital eight days after his due date, and arrived only after his first-time mother endured 16 hours of labor.

"I was just happy to get him out," the Franklin woman said. "I was admitted at around 9:30 a.m."

Connor was born healthy and weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces, Civiello said.

The first baby born in Manchester arrived 11 minutes after Connor at Elliot Hospital.

Sophia Shea Markiewicz was surgically delivered at 12:25 a.m.

She is the daughter of Todd and Heather Markiewicz and was born after a labor period her father said lasted a couple of days.

Other babies to arrive soon after the start of the new year included births at 12:36 a.m. at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua and one at Concord Hospital at 4:06 a.m.

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