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A very special Christmas

Randy Duncan, father, and son Vincent.
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Randy and Sandy Duncan left a lot of unopened presents around the Christmas tree.

Instead of unwrapping gifts, the couple spent Christmas morning at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, where Sandy gave birth at 6:39 a.m. to a 7-pound, 1-ounce boy: Vincent Robert Duncan.

“I think this is the best Christmas present,” Sandy Duncan said. “He’s healthy and he’s got all of his toes and his fingers.”

The Duncans live in the town of Washington, but were worried enough about driving during a storm that during the pregnancy they have been staying with relatives in Peardale. Some 450 babies are born each year at the hospital, but the Duncans’ was the only baby born this Christmas, said Betty Gaines, a registered nurse in the maternity ward. Above Randy Duncan comforts his son, Vincent, shortly after his birth.

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