Waterbury Hospital welcomed its first baby of the year shortly after 1 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Isabella Victoria Bueno, born at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, weighs 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She was the first baby delivered at Waterbury Hospital in 2015 and the second born in the state.
"This is a very special day for her, she is very blessed," said her mother, Cynara Bueno. "First time having the first baby of the year but it feels great."
Although she knew Isabella would be born sometime around the holidays, Bueno said she never expected her to arrive on New Year’s Day.
"I was actually supposed to be induced at 7 a.m., and it didn’t work out,” she said. “The hospital was pretty busy, so I stayed home and I was walking, doing everything and I started feeling contractions so I came in. I didn’t think I was going to have the New Year’s baby because I got in the hospital at 6 p.m., and I thought it was going to be much faster.”
Bueno said now she has a great story for Isabella about how she came into the world, and then landed right into the spotlight.
"Not many people can say they we're this lucky she is the lucky one," Bueno said.
Nurses at Waterbury say it’s been a busy New Year. So far, three other babies were born Jan. 1, 2015.