Longview, Texas (KETK) — Longview Regional Medical Center has announced the first Longview baby of 2014.
Chloe Payton Richards was welcomed into this world at 12:33 a.m.
Chloe weighs 5 pounds 2 ounces and is 19 and a half inches long.
"It's an honor...it's a blessing...and they're just sent from heaven and just wonderful...it's a wonderful experience," says mom, Genna Richards.
She came a week early and just in time to make her the first baby born in Longview in the new year.
She is welcomed warmly by mom, dad, and big sister who's birthday is ironically on New Year's Eve.
Big sister, Gabby is expressing much the same thing, "I feel wonderful, I feel, it's just a blessing that she's on this earth and I'm glad she's here," said Gabby Puttman.