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Happy new year, baby!

Wheeling welcomes first birth of 2014

January 2, 2014
By JOSELYN KING - For The Weirton Daily Times , Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - Knox Allen Stamp entered the world on New Year's Day just in time to wish his aunt a happy birthday.

Knox, the son of Tim and Shannon Stamp of Warwood, was born at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeling Hospital, and was the only baby born in the Ohio Valley on New Year's Day as of Wednesday evening.

Baby Knox weighed 6-pounds, 7-ounces, and wasn't due until Jan. 21, according to his parents.

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FIRST BABY OF 2014 — New parents Tim and Shannon Stamp, of Warwood, hold their son, Knox Allen Stamp, the first baby born in the Ohio Valley in 2014. -- Joselyn King

He will also share his birthday with his mother's sister, Kylie Crockard, who was born 21 years ago on New Year's Day also at Wheeling Hospital. The Stamps celebrated Crockard's birthday on Tuesday night just hours before Shannon Stamp went into labor at about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Knox is the first child for the Stamps.

Tim Stamp works as a representative for Forest Pharmaceuticals, while Shannon Stamp is a childcare provider for the state of West Virginia.

"If all this happens on day one of 2014 - what's the rest of the year going to be like?" Tim Stamp asked. "What about day 365?"

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