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New Year's baby born to military family

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LAWTON Okla_ For one local military family, this New Year's Day came with a baby.

Jordan Isaiah Mathiesen was the first child born in 2013 at Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton, and he came just in time.

His father Jeremy is deploying soon, and they weren't sure that he was going to be able to be there for the birth of his son. However, Jordan wanted to meet his daddy.

It was around 1:00 pm Tuesday that all the Mathiesen's New Year's wishes came true. Jordan arrived, weighing 7 lbs. 1 oz.

"He's a very important addition to our family," Jeremy said. "So, we're four strong if you don't count our dogs, now."

"It's amazing to get to hold him for the first time and to actually get to bond with him," said Jordan's mother, Tabetha.

Being the first baby of 2013 at Southwestern took a back seat to the fact that Jeremy Mathiesen was able to see his son take his first breath today.

"It's another day," Jeremy said. "It really wasn't about the holiday. We're just glad he's here."

Jeremy could deploy anytime now. Both he and his wife Tabetha said they couldn't be happier that Jordan decided to show up when he did.

"It's an answer to my prayers," Tabetha said. "I really was hoping he was going to get to experience this with me."

Jordan means everything to his parents. One day, he'll understand the importance of the day he was born, and the fact that his father was home to celebrate.

The Matheisens told me they didn't plan on having a New Year's baby. In fact, they didn't think much of it when the thought of dad being gone was looming.

 

 

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