The new year brings new life into the world as three babies were born at Sacred Heart Medical Center on New Year's Day.
While many people were celebrating Tuesday night, Amelia Marchand was in labor. The process was long but was all worth it Wednesday morning when, accompanied with screams and cheers, she delivered a beautiful baby boy.
"His face, his nose, his little eyebrows, his lips, he's just so cute, I can't get enough of staring at him," she said.
Marchand wasn't expecting to give birth today but little Kisu, who was due February 9, had other plans, and came into the world at 6:53 a.m. at six pounds, one ounce, 19 and 3/4 inches long.
"This is surreal," Marchand said. "I can't believe we already have the baby."
Marchand and her husband Joaquin already have two girls and have been longing for a boy.
"All this pregnancy I have been dreaming about boys and so I just started crying I was just so happy," she said.
When you're the first baby born in the new year at Sacred Heart you don't go away empty handed.
"The hospital gave us a great big basket of goodies," Marchand said.
Plus, of course, bragging rights for being the first baby of the year.
"This one is pretty precious and we are really lucky to have the family we have," Marchand said.
Congratulations to all of the new mothers who gave birth on New Year's Day.