2023’S FIRST BORN: Opp couple welcomes first baby of new year

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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One local couple started off their new year with a bundle of joy as Asia Edwards and Christopher Denson of Opp welcomed their new baby boy, Christopher Denson Jr., to the world.

Christopher Denson Jr. was born as the first baby of 2023 at Andalusia Health on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 12:45 p.m. According to hospital records, Christopher weighed exactly 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.

“This is our first child together and is a feeling I can’t describe. It’s a good feeling to have the first baby of the New Year because he wasn’t supposed to be born until two weeks from now. He just decided to come early on us,” Edwards said.

Christopher’s maternal grandparents are Dee Edwards and Towana Gore of Opp, and paternal grandparents are Janet Denson and Theodotes Denson of Jacksonville, Florida. He has an older brother, Kason Denson, who is 7 months old.

“We would like to keep moving forward in life with our new addition to the family this year,” she said.