Peter and Deb Keenan welcomed their second child, Noah, at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday

“I’m filled with gratitude,” Deb Keenan said.

Noah, born at 9 pounds, 10 ounces, is the first baby born in Teton County in 2019. His parents couldn’t believe it.

“I didn’t think they were serious,” Deb Keenan said. “I thought they were joking.”

She gave birth to the larger-than-average baby without pain medication because she did so with her first child, who came in at 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

“This was super pain,” Deb Keenan said. “Maybe because he’s the size of a first-grader.”

Noah’s older sister, Sally, is 4 years old. She said she liked holding her baby brother and told her mom that she’s going to help take care of him.

“She’s getting really good at it,” said grandma Beverly Allen, also known as Grand Bev.

The happy parents, their recently expanded family and friends were surrounded by well wishers Thursday.

“This is the real gift,” Deb Keenan said. “Sitting here with friends and family.”

See the full story in the Jan. 10 edition of the Jackson Hole News&Guide.

Contact Kylie Mohr at 732-7079, health@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGhealth.

Kylie Mohr covers the education and health beats. Mohr grew up in Washington and came to Wyoming via Georgetown. She loves seeing the starry night sky again.

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Peter K

Sally would like to correct the record that she is 4 1/2 years old.

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