New year brings Trumbull’s first baby

Tribune Chronicle / Jon Wysochanski China Frye, 20, and William Wallace, 30, both of Warren, pose with their son, Vahn, who was born at 1:13 p.m. Monday at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. He was the first baby born in Trumbull County for 2018.

WARREN — Thirteen hours into the New Year, the first baby in Trumbull County entered the world.

Vahn Wallace was born at 1:13 p.m. Monday at Trumbull Regional Medical Center to mother China Frye, 20, and father Wil­liam Wallace, 30, both of Warren. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

“He’s a wee little guy,” Wallace said as he stood by Frye’s side. “You can’t beat having the New Year’s baby. He’s got his own little fame now.”

Vahn is the couple’s second child. Their first son, Rio, was born last year on Feb. 16, 2017 and there is less than a year between the two. Frye said she was in labor for about three hours with Vahn, which was a big difference from when Rio was born. With Rio, Frye didn’t really experience labor pains and she didn’t realize she had gone into labor at the time.

Rio was almost born in an ambulance, Frye said, and within 10 minutes of being in the hospital he came into the world. This time around with Vahn things went much smoother, Frye said.

Following close behind the birth of Vahn Wallace was Rosie Mae Rossi, who was born at Mercy Health St. Joseph Warren Hospital at 2:27 p.m. Monday.

Rosie Mae Rossi was born to mother Ariel Simones, 18, of Cortland, and father Anthony Rossi, 18. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19 inches long.