girls polo shirt First Butte County baby of 2017 born in Chico
She arrived nearly a week early, but in time to be the first of the year.
Emerson Ballew was born early Sunday morning to parents Nick and Kaitlen Ballew of Willows. The timing came as a surprise to the first time parents as initially, Kaitlen was due on Jan. 7. On Friday, doctors made the decision to induce and the new mom spent two days in labor.
was the most intense thing I ever been through, but I just kept thinking going to get to meet my sweet girl at the end Kaitlin Ballew said in an interview Sunday.
was a flood of emotions, Nick Ballew said.
was amazing to hear her cry and see her face and know that she was healthy, Kaitlen Ballew said. wasn born until 3:21, so I didn think there was any way she would be the first one. I think it pretty cool. We get to tell her that. was a buzz of excitement around the hospital as Kaitlin and Nick and hospital staff discovered she was the first Butte County baby of 2017. The hospital gave the new parents a gift basket of newborn clothing and supplies as a congratulations.