First baby of 2021 arrives

Published 12:40 pm Monday, January 4, 2021

Kaitlyn Hodges and Jason Knabe of Dillwyn welcomed 8-pound, 6-ounce Jefferson Gauge Knabe into the world Friday, Jan. 1, at 1:48 a.m.

Jefferson was the first baby of 2021 born at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.

Hodges said the baby’s original due date was Jan. 8.

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“It was pretty exciting,” Hodges said of giving birth to 2021’s Baby New Year. “Everybody made a big fuss about his birthday being their New Year’s celebration, and everybody was very excited to be there and be a part of it.”

Monday, Jan. 4, Hodges said baby Jefferson was at home and doing well.