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  Parents thought son
  would be New Year's
  baby
  Little Josiah didn't disappoint
  Jan 2, 2007
  By Danielle Milley dmilley@durhamregion.com
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  AJAX -- From the time he found out he was
  going to be a father, Joshua Dockery knew his
  first child was going to be a boy and that he
  was going to be a New Year's baby.

  He was right on both counts.

  Josiah Gray-Dockery made his appearance into
  the world at 8:52 a.m. Jan. 1. That wasn't quite
  early enough to give him the title of the first
  baby of 2007 for the GTA, but he can claim the

  title of first baby born at the Rouge Valley Ajax-
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  Pickering hospital.                                                                                               Group AJAX-- Kyla Gray gave birth to Josiah
                                                                                                                    Gray-Dockery at 8:52 am on New Year's Day
  "I just told her from the very beginning...I                                                                      making Josiah the first baby born at Rouge Valley
                                                                                                                    Ajax and Pickering hospital for 2007. With them is
  always knew he was going to be a boy and                                                                          Joshua Dockery the baby's father. January 2 2007
  from day one I said Jan. 1, the first baby," Mr.
  Dockery said with proud mother Kyla Gray
  sitting beside him, holding a sleeping Josiah in
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  The afternoon of the 31st, Mr. Dockery said he
  looked at his watched, smiled and joked to Ms.                                             Bookmark this page
  Gray that "it won't be long now."
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  He was right. Her water broke at about 10 p.m.                                             Report a typo


  The two had plans to ring in the New Year
  quietly at home in Ajax. One of Mr. Dockery's                                                                      More Durham
  cousins had come over to have a drink with him
  to toast the New Year, but they never got a                                                                        q   90 drunk driving charges so far in
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  After Ms. Gray told him her water had broke he                                                                     q   Parents thought son would be New
  was excited to get to the hospital, "let's go", he                                                                     Year's baby
  immediately said.
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  At first Ms. Gray wasn't as confident as Mr.                                                                           Northumberland Quinte-West
  Dockery, but she suspected her second son
  might make a special entrance.                                                                                     q   Kindergarten sign-ups are
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  "I thought he might (be the New Year's baby).
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  My first ultrasound the date was Jan. 1 and
  then they changed it," she said.
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  With a due date of Dec. 29, many people
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  special than this," he said. "I don't think I'll ever
  be over it, but right now it's surreal."

  Big brother Jaedyn Gray, who is almost seven,
  is excited to welcome the new addition to the
  family, Ms. Gray said.

  "He doesn't understand he's just a baby, he
  wants to teach him how to play video games
  and football," she said.

  For now, snuggled in a new blanket covered in
  elephants and with his full head of dark hair
  covered by a baby blue baby toque (presents
  from one of the labour and delivery nurses),
  Josiah is content to sleep in his mother's arms,
  oblivious to any special attention his birth has
  drawn.

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