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Gazette Premium Content First 2014 baby born in Colorado Springs is also state's first - sort of

By Erin Prater Published: January 2, 2014

A girl at Memorial Hospital North in Colorado Springs tied with another born in Louisville for the title of Colorado's firstborn child of 2014.

Bo Elizabeth Sieck was born at 12:03 a.m. to Eden Sieck, 32, and Sonner Sieck, 37, of Rush.

Bo, who was born a week early, entered the world at 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Nearly 100 miles away at Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville, 6-pound, 11-ounce Brooklyn Nolasco also was born at 12:03 a.m., a nurse there confirmed.

One moment, the Siecks were watching the ball drop at Times Square on TV. The next, couples were kissing on streets of New York and Bo was born.

But there was no kissing for the Siecks.

"I was a little busy," said Sonner Sieck, who watched the birth and cut the umbilical cord.

When the couple arrived at the hospital Tuesday evening, the pregnant mom begged nurses to induce her.

She had been experiencing infrequent contractions for weeks and "just wanted it done," she said.

"They'd said they wouldn't keep me until I was 39 weeks," Eden Sieck said Wednesday as she cradled Bo, snug in fuzzy, pink leopard-print pajamas.

"I said, 'It's 39 weeks. We're not going back.'"

A nurse suggested Sieck walk up and down stairs at the hospital, Eden Sieck said.

Instead, she jogged the stairs.

"She said, 'If you keep me, I'll jog more stairs - I'll do anything,'" her husband recalled with a laugh.

The hospital kept the Siecks, and Eden Sieck's contractions sped up after she was given Pitocin, she said.

Bo was born healthy, though she tested positive for Group B Strep and will need to be monitored for 48 hours.

Like a true New Year's Eve party pro, Bo stayed awake until the wee hours of the morning, then fell asleep.

Early Wednesday afternoon, she was still out like a light.

"Today she just crashed," her mom said with a grin.

Bo's New Year's Day birth makes for a neat story, her parents say.

But they don't understand others' fussing.

"We're excited, but we still don't see the huge deal," Bo's father said.

"Still, it's pretty cool."

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Erin Prater: 636-0304

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