Leyton James Reed was born at 1:10 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2018. He was the first baby of the year in Grand Rapids.

The little baby weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces, measured 19.5 inches and had a head of dark hair.

Leyton was born to Erica Thrasher and Jimmy Reed at the Family Birthplace at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

"He's a keeper," said his mother.

Health Beat, the news service of Spectrum Health contributed to this reporting.

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