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Baby arrives early, in time to be first


January 10, 2018

FIRST BABY Cooper Callis, with his parents Sonja and Kasey Callis, gets ready to leave Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

When Sonja Callis' water broke in her driveway, she wasn't quite sure what to think.

"It's not like in the movies," she said, explaining that it only became more obvious later on as she made her way to the hospital.

Sweet Home's first baby of the year, Cooper Doyle Callis, was born to Sonja, 27, and Kasey, 28, Callis Jan. 3 at 4:58 a.m. at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Cooper arrived weighing in at 7 pounds 1 ounce, and measuring 20.5 inches long.

Though Cooper wasn't due until Jan. 10, Kasey was hoping their first child would be a new year's baby. Still, he was happy their child a...

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