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Navy family rings in 2011 with first New Year's baby at Wright-Patt

Joseph David Elliott was delivered early Jan. 1, 2011 at Wright-Patterson Medical Center to new parents Andrew and Heather Elliott. Baby "Joey" arrived at 3:05 a.m. and weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces. He was the first New Year's Day baby born in the greater Dayton, Ohio area. Both parents graduated from Beavercreek High School, located near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Elliott is a Navy operations specialist assigned to the USS Ingraham, with a home port of Naval Station Everett, Wash.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Pugel)

Joseph David Elliott was delivered early Jan. 1, 2011 at Wright-Patterson Medical Center to new parents Andrew and Heather Elliott. Baby "Joey" arrived at 3:05 a.m. and weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces. He was the first New Year's Day baby born in the greater Dayton, Ohio area. Both parents graduated from Beavercreek High School, located near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Elliott is a Navy operations specialist assigned to the USS Ingraham, with a home port of Naval Station Everett, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Pugel)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- For the second consecutive year, the Dayton area's first birth of the New Year took place at Wright-Patterson Medical Center here.

Joseph David Elliott, a baby boy, was delivered at 3:05 a.m. Jan. 1 to proud parents Andrew and Heather Elliott.  "Joey" weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Both new parents are graduates of nearby Beavercreek High School.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Elliott is a Navy operations specialist assigned to the USS Ingraham, with a home port of Naval Station Everett, Wash.

Complications associated with her high-risk pregnancy required the baby to be delivered more than three weeks early but both mom and baby are doing well, Mrs. Elliott said.  She commended the team providing her and her new baby's care, saying "The entire staff have been phenomenal."

Nurse Jennifer White with the OB-GYN Clinic said more than 440 babies were born at Wright-Patterson Medical Center during 2010, including several sets of twins.