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Family welcomes first 2015 baby born in Louisville hospital

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – At exactly midnight, the very start of 2015, Victor and Cherie Edwards welcomed baby Campbell Marlene into their family.

While most people were out celebrating the end of 2014, the Edwards traded in the champagne for contractions, pushing instead of partying.

"I didn't see a countdown of anything, my countdown was pushing," Cherie told WDRB News.

Cherie started pushing at 11:40 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Twenty minutes later, Campbell Marlene was born.

"They were like, 'Look!' And I looked at the clock and I looked down, and they gave me a baby," said Cherie.

Weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces and 21 inches long, she was the first baby born in Louisville in 2015. She even arrived earlier than her due date of Jan. 4.

"It was exciting, it was like a New Year's Eve party. My family had sparkling white grape juice out in the waiting room," said Cherie.

Even her doctors and nurses at Baptist Health added to the fun of the night.

"It was fun, it was actually fun. I was like, 'Thanks for making my labor fun.' They were like, if it can be, it was, this is the way to do it," said Cherie.

Eight-year-old Cameron says he's excited to be a big brother and dad, Victor, couldn't be more proud of his family.

"Beautiful wife, beautiful kids, I hit the lottery," Victor told WDRB News.

As one of the first babies of the year, Victor and Cherie say they couldn't imagine spending New Year's Eve any other way.

"This is very special. I wouldn't trade this for any of the fancy parties or any of that. It was very special. I'm very happy that she's here," said Cherie.

As for a new year's resolution, the family hopes to get a little sleep in 2015.

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