The 2004 New Year's baby - make that babies - have arrived at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center!
Identical twin boys - Justin Marcos and Jayden Michael - were born to Barbara and Gustavo Constancio of Alta on Thursday, January 1. Justin made his entrance at 12:48 p.m. and Jayden arrived at 1:11 p.m. Each tipped the scale at 5 pounds 12 oz. and each measured 20 inches.
The couple traveled to the hospital about 11:30 p.m. New Years Eve. Had the babies not arrived on their own Jan. 1, labor was scheduled to be induced on Jan. 2, Barbara said. There was no competition in the labor room for the first baby of 2004 on New Year's Day; two other babies were born at the Medical Center on Jan. 2.
The couple is excited about their arrivals and the honor they earned. They will receive a host of gifts complimentary gifts from several Storm Lake businesses, as is local tradition.
"It still hasn't sunk in that there are two of them," Barbara laughed, adding that it won't take long after she and the babies go home for reality to set in. It was no shock that twins would be born to the couple - twins have run in both sides of the family.
Welcoming home the babies is big brother Jacob, 23 months.
Grandparents are Shawn and Darin Anson, Galva; Jonathan Rothkehl of California; and Adela and Gustavo Constancio of California.