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Ringing in the new year with a new baby

By Philippe Djegal - email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas family celebrated the new year this morning with a new baby.

Za'kyeon Keshad Thomas is the first baby born in Tyler in 2010. He was delivered at 2:58a.m. at Trinity Mother Frances, weighing in at 5.5 pounds. He was born 29 days early, but his family welcomed the suprise.

Za'kyeon is Keisha Jackson's first child, and she's excited to be a new mother.

"I'm just overjoyed and I'm glad that he's here and healthy and I'm looking forward to the rest of his days," said Jackson.

"I just want him to see as much as he can see and do everything that he can possibly do," said Za'kyeon's father, Lawrence Thomas.

Keisha Jackson was born on Thanksgiving day. So, celebrating holidays will be extra special for the family for years to come.

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