Wake's first baby of 2014, Ezekiel Brown, born in Raleigh

From staff reportsJanuary 1, 2014 

— Baby New Year emerged in Raleigh on Wednesday in the form of a 6-pound, 11-ounce boy: Ezekiel Russell Brown.

The first child born in the city in 2014 arrived by C-section at 12:10 a.m. at Rex Hospital, 18 minutes ahead of his closest competitor at WakeMed. He came four days later than expected, just missing a chance to share a December birthday with his mother.

At 20.5 inches, the child marked an auspicious beginning to the new year for his parents, Jeremias Otero and Kieferland Brown, whose mother incidentally, is a huge fan of the actor Kiefer Sutherland.

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