Franklin’s New Year’s baby was in a hurry ‘They say he’s perfect’

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FARMINGTON – He wasn’t scheduled to be born until the middle of the month, but it turns out Felix Piccolo III was in a hurry.

Mom, Mary Piccolo, 24, of Farmington began having contractions on Wednesday, and by New Year’s Eve had gone to the hospital.

Around 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day, she said Tuesday, husband Felix Piccolo Jr. had driven her over icy roads to Franklin Memorial Hospital. At 10:22 a.m. Felix Louis Piccolo III had been born by C-section.

He’s perfect, Mary Piccolo said.

“That’s what everybody says,” she said. “They say he’s perfect.”

That her child would be born healthy, with no complications, was her New Year’s wish, Piccolo said. “He’s fine,” she said.

And so is she.

“I bounce back fast,” she said, walking around her maternity ward hospital room Tuesday morning, watching as big Felix held little Felix while he slept.

Felix’s two sisters – Samantha, 3, and Kaylee, 8 – were staying with relatives Tuesday. They’re both ecstatic about having a baby brother, Felix Jr. said. With a tiny baby in the family, he said, the two girls feel old.

Piccolo, who owns a paving company in Farmington, said he’s happy to have a son.

“He’s my first son,” he said. He’ll carry on the name, and maybe take over the business when he grows up.

Mary Piccolo looked down at them smiling.

“Like father, like son,” she said. “I’m proud of him. He’s perfect. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

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