The UofL Center for Women & Infants delivers Louisville’s first baby of 2018

The first baby born in Louisville on Jan. 1, 2018, was delivered at the UofL Center for Women & Infants at University of Louisville Hospital.

Brittany Yoeliz Chavéz Gonzalez was born at 12:03 a.m., weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.

She is the first child for Irma Gonzalez Garcia and her husband Joel Chavéz, who were overcome with happiness as they cradled their baby.

“I’ve been so happy just hugging my daughter,” said Gonzalez Garcia. “We weren’t thinking about her being the first to be born on New Year’s, we were just so excited to see her.”

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