LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The start of a new year marked the beginning of something even bigger for one Louisville couple celebrating the birth of the city's first baby of 2018.

Brittany Yoeliz Chavez Gonzalez was born at 12:03 a.m. Monday at University Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces.

Her parents, Joel Chavez and Irma Gonzalez Garcia, said being the new years baby isn't the only first. 

"This is super special for me and my wife," Chavez said. "It's a new baby, new year and everything, so it's special for me, because this is my first baby."

The couple said they weren't thinking about her being the first to be born this year, but that they were just excited to see her.

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