The first baby born in Louisville on Jan. 1, 2018, was delivered at the UofL Center for Women & Infants at University of Louisville Hospital.
Brittany Yoeliz ChavĂ©z Gonzalez was born at 12:03 a.m., weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
She is the first child for Irma Gonzalez Garcia and her husband Joel ChavĂ©z, who were overcome with happiness as they cradled their baby.
â€śIâ€™ve been so happy just hugging my daughter,â€ť said Gonzalez Garcia. â€śWe werenâ€™t thinking about her being the first to be born on New Yearâ€™s, we were just so excited to see her.â€ť