New Year newborns: Eau Claire county welcomes first baby of 2015

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Eau Claire, Wis. (WEAU) -- While the countdown to the New Year may be over, the celebrations are continuing.

Especially at Mayo Clinic Health System where a new mother is welcoming the first New Year's baby born in Eau Claire county.

At 8lbs and 21 and a half inches Khloe Marie Hubbard became the first baby of 2015 born in Eau Claire county.

Mother Angel Hubbard's due date was supposed to be on January 5; however she says this is one New Year’s surprise she couldn't be more thrilled about.

On New Year’s Eve as the clock struck midnight, marking the start of a new year, Hubbard was celebrating a different sort of beginning.

“I cried when I first seen her, I was just so I don't know. I finally got to meet her,” said Hubbard.

At 12:15a.m. on January 1, 2015, nursing assistant Renee Hayden with Mayo Clinic Health System said Khloe Marie Hubbard became the first baby of the new year born in Eau Claire county

“There's always excitement on New Year's morning wondering if we're the hospital that has the first new year's baby, said Hayden.

“I just didn't think she was going to come on New Year's day,” added Hubbard.

This year, Hubbard stayed up to the early morning hours for a different kind of celebration

“I can't seem to keep eyes my off her, so I don't sleep!” said Hubbard.

As the two become acquainted, learning personalities and comparing features, Hubbard makes a heartfelt resolution

Hubbard said, “I just want to do everything right for her and by her. My news year resolution is to be a good mom,”

Hubbard says she will be able to take Khloe home on Friday.

Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie also had a New Year’s baby boy born at 2:30p.m.

Other New Year’s births include a boy born at 1:31a.m at St. Joseph’s hospital in Chippewa Falls and a girl was born at Sacred Heart Hospital at 3:31a.m.

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