GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The new year is bringing new joy to local families in eastern North Carolina.
While many were partying or snug in their beds to ring in 2018, there were a couple of families at Vidant welcoming in their newest family member.
Two babies were delivered in the first few hours of 2018 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
One of them was a girl weighing 7 lb, 3 oz. and named Peyton Lucreasy Outlaw.
Baby Outlaw made her debut Monday at 3:41 a.m.
Her parents are Brian and Victoria Outlaw of Ahoskie.
The Outlaw family said they tried for over six months to have a child, and they are happy their dream became a reality in 2018.
“It’s just a feeling that you have to care for someone now, and somebody is relying on you and it is a little part of both of us,” Victoria said. “To see him hold her, I cried.”
Victoria Outlaw’s original due date was on December 30th.
The Outlaws have been staying with family in Greenville until it was time to go into labor.
Peyton is their first child and the first grandchild for Brian’s parents.
Victoria said her New Year’s resolution is to be the best mom she can be for Peyton.
The first baby of the day was born shortly before 2 a.m.