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Baby boy becomes city's first of 2014

Jure Krpan and his wife Tanya are proud new parents, though he doesn
Jure Krpan and his wife Tanya are proud new parents, though he doesn't quite have a name yet. Their second child, who has a 21-month-old brother Ivan, was born at 1:05 a.m. at Richmond Hospital to become the city's first baby of 2014.
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He doesn't have a name yet, and to be honest, his bedroom's not even finished.

But don't be quick to blame his interior designer mom Tanya Krpan, or her husband, home builder Jure Krpan for slacking off.

They're just happy their latest addition to the family is healthy, a little brother for 21-month-old Ivan.

"We're just very indecisive. We've narrowed it down to three (names)," Tanya said.

And as parents of multiple children know, things are just different for second babies.

The newest Krpan was the first child born in 2014 at Richmond Hospital, entering the world at 1:05 a.m., though he was a few days late.

Tanya's due date was actually Dec. 28.

But when Dec. 31 rolled around, and midnight neared, the competitive juices started flowing a bit for Jure, a former Richmond High soccer player.

Jure said he had a gut feeling on Dec. 31 that their newest child was going to come right around the turn of the year.

The fact their delivery room was number 14 proved to be foreshadowing.

The Krpans had friends and family over to celebrate on New Year's Eve when Tanya started to feel contractions.

Another couple was also in the maternity ward, and she was due earlier, so the Krpans thought they had no chance to be the first of 2014. And when baby arrived at just after 1 a.m., they and their doctor, Dr. Shelley Jetzer, figured they came up short.

But no-name Krpan was first after all.

Though she works as design director at Earls Restaurants, no-name Krpan's room is only half finished.

She'll have to explain to him why his older brother's bedroom was finished in time, while his wasn't.

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