Danielle McCann had hoped to ring in New Year’s Day at a neighbor’s party, but her unborn baby had other plans.
Turns out Bell Field McCann IV wanted to ring in the new year himself — and do it in a hurry.
He was born at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, about an hour after Danielle and husband Field McCann arrived at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville.
Hall County’s first baby of 2020 weighed in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured at 19 inches long.
“It doesn’t feel quite surreal yet, but it will, I’m sure,” Danielle said.
In the corner of her room were prizes, including a stuffed giraffe, certificate for a free family portrait and a baby bouncer, the Gainesville couple won for having the hospital’s first baby.
“It’s pretty cool,” said Danielle of being in the spotlight. “I like the attention, and I don’t like the attention. It’s all good.”
New Year’s Eve was eventful for the couple, as the McCanns first visited with her parents before going to the neighbor’s party, Field McCann said.
“She was very sad to leave (the party) … but she got to where she was hurting badly enough that I took her back to the house,” he said. “She really wanted to celebrate New Year’s.”
Instead, the calendar turned to 2020 as the couple drove to the hospital. Bell was born only about an hour later.
The newborn is the McCanns’ first child. The couple was married 1 ½ years ago.
The couple is now eager to bring their baby home, where they have a nursery prepared.
“We’ve just got to hang pictures, but that’s it.” Danielle said.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton’s first baby of the year was born at 9:30 a.m. Lyric Dashari Williams was 6 pounds 9 ounces at birth and measured 18 ¾ inches long. Her parents are Undria Clark and Rashad Williams.
Similar gifts were given to Lyric’s family.