Maple Ridge has its first baby of the new year, although she kept everyone waiting for a day.
Aviana Melissa Hamilton was supposed to be delivered by a planned caesarean section on Jan. 3.
However, she made her own way into the world at 12:53 p.m. on Jan. 2.
Aviana’s proud parents are Claire and Roger Hamilton.
Claire, who initially arrived at the hospital at 6 a.m. the day of Aviana’s birth, said her husband, and was “super calm” during the whole event.
The seven-pound and 14-ounce baby couldn’t come soon enough for older sister Aniyah, 7.
“I think that she was excited that she was finally here,” said her mother.
Claire learned within four hours of Aviana’s birth that she was the hospital’s New Year’s baby.
“I think it’s a pretty neat thing for her because she is a first New Year’s baby for a city, that’s kind of cool.”
Mother and daughter were released from hospital on Friday.