Lakota John Bell, the New Year's Baby in Sioux City took a little longer than some expected.
Jessica Anderson arrived at the hospital around 6 p.m. on New Year's Day and by 9 p.m. was celebrating the birth of her second child with husband Marvin Bell.
Lakota weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and Anderson says because of the evening delivery, they're surprised to be the first parents of the new year, but it's a gift they're cherishing.
"It is kind of cool, but it is kind of overwhelming too. Because, like I said, it was very unexpected," Jessica Anderson, Lakota John Bell's mother said.
Anderson says Lakota has already met his three-year-old brother and Bell says the two are already fascinated by one another.
Anderson added she and her new baby would probably spend the rest of the day napping.
If you've driven down Virginia Street in downtown Sioux City, you may have seen new apartment buildings.
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