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Rock and roll New Year’s baby arrives at the stroke of midnight

Toronto, January 2, 2013

By Emily Holton

Baby boy Wynn Christopher Laforet was born at St. Michael's Hospital at exactly 12:00 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2013. Weighing seven pounds, four ounces, Wynn is the first child of parents Casey Laforet and Jane Maggs. Baby Wynn is believed to be the first baby born in 2013 in the GTA.

"We all counted down to midnight," said Laforet. "And Wynn came out right at 'Happy New Year!' He was three days overdue – I guess he really wanted to make an entrance."

Maggs, age 30, is a screenwriter. Laforet, age 36, is a musician in local country rock band Elliott Brood. The couple picked Wynn's name out of a rock and roll baby name book.

"He may turn out to be musical - he seems to be moving his hands all the time," said Laforet. "But he can be whoever he wants to be. We just want to help him grow up to be a good guy."

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