Baby New Year is born in Glasgow

Published: Jan. 2, 2020 at 11:51 AM CST
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A couple in Glasgow got a very exciting surprise on New Year's Day.

Eira Hope Jackson born at 1:40 PM at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She weighed 6 pounds and 13 ounces. Eira was the first baby born of the year and decade at T.J. Samson.

Eira is the daughter of Erika Johnson and Austin Jackson and is their second child. She was delivered by Dr. Kelly Dirig.

"It's pretty exciting really, We didn't know that this was going to happen like this. When we came here we didn't know we were going to have a baby on New Year's," said Austin Jackson.

"We got here at two in the morning and we waited all day for her patiently," added Erika Johnson.

"I figured there would be more than just Eira and we got in there and I kept asking the nurses, I said 'Is there not another baby here' and they said, 'No Eira is still the only one," added Jackson.

Following the birth, the family was presented with balloons and a gift basket from the gift shop. They also received a $50 gift certificate from Edmonton State Bank. The family will also receive a case of diapers every month for a year from the hospital.

Also, the CEO of T.J. Regional Health, Neil Thornsberry, presented the family with a $1,000 college scholarship for 2038.

Eria's mother said she chose her daughter's name because it means snow in the Welsh language.

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