The following is the newspaper article from the day after Casey was born. Most of it is made up, but not by me this time, but the reporter. Either way, it was damn cool having a New Year’s baby.


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Standard-Examiner (Ogden, UT){PUBLICATION2}

January 2, 2004
Section: Daily

A new year, a new son
Moving day brought Casey four weeks early

JANAE FRANCISStandard-Examiner
OGDEN — Alexis Magnusson is one mom who’s not worried about how she’ll explain the value of work to her children.
The former North Ogden resident went into labor Wednesday, likely as the result of helping her husband, Lance Magnusson‘s, parents move quickly.The consequence was earning scads of gifts and gift certificates after she delivered the Top of Utah’s first baby of the year.The 6-pound, 6-ounce, 20 1/2-inch-long Casey Ronald Magnusson was born at 1:10 a.m. Thursday at McKay-Dee Hospital.Facing the moving-day deadline that led Alexis to break her water, his paternal grandparents, Lonnie and Lori Magnusson of Pleasant Grove, couldn’t go see him on his birthday.“I think she did more than she should have,” Lance said. “Heaven knows I can’t stop her.”“Look what it got us, honey,” Alexis said to her husband.The new mom was surprised to have the first local baby of the year. Doctors said Casey wasn’t due until Jan. 29.But his arrival is perfect timing for his dad. The family, which includes 13-month-old Carter Magnusson, make their home these days in Logan. Lance is on his last semester studying at Utah State University.Lance laughed about not having to miss any school for the birth of his new son as classes begin Monday.He wasn’t the only college student welcoming in a New Year’s Day baby.Ogden Regional Medical Center’s first baby of the year wasn’t born until 10:10 a.m. Thursday to Rochelle and Clark Davis of Ogden.Originally from Orem, Clark said he and his wife are living in Ogden as he finishes his English teaching degree at Weber State University.The couple’s first baby, Gabriel Robin Davis, weighed in at 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.Clark said he and his wife were surprised to have the hospital’s first baby of 2004 even though the boy was due Dec. 31.The couple didn’t arrive at the hospital for the delivery until 1:30 a.m. Thursday.“I thought for sure there were people here,” said the father. “We were the only people in labor in the whole place.“It was pretty exciting. All the nurses were rather thrilled.”Nurses at that hospital got to spend about $1,000 in donations for the newborn.This year’s gifts included a swing, a gilding rocker, numerous clothes and an infant monitor system.The year’s first baby at Davis Hospital and Medical Center was born at 5:45 a.m.Kemuel Wyn Cullimore surprised his parents, Shea and Val Kasey Cullimore of Layton, who said they weren’t expecting him for 18 more days.“I just told my husband I was going to the hospital to check,” said Shea. “I really thought I’d be sent back home.“They said ‘Oh, you are staying here. You are not going anywhere.’ “Kemuel is the fourth boy born to the family.“All we’re doing is the boy thing,” Shea said, explaining that her grandmother’s name, Wynona, had to be shortened for Kemuel’s middle name because of a lack of girls on which to bestow the honor.The newborn also is the third Cullimore child born in January.Brother Kyler turns 2 today. Landrey will turn 6 Thursday. Treston, who is 7, celebrates his birthday in July.Kemuel weighed in at 7 pounds even and was 20 inches long.He’ll receive a basket full of goodies from the hospital, including a framed molding of his hand.As of late Thursday afternoon, Brigham City Community Hospital reported that no mothers yet were there in labor.

Copyright 2004, 2005 Standard-Examiner

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  1. dammit! i forgot. actually, i remember, but forgot to call. please forgive my over worked brain. i remember watching carter this night. and casey is such a special boy. i love him.

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