After three hours of labor, a Lubbock mother gave birth to Lubbock's first baby of 2004 at Covenant Medical Center. Doctor's say, it may be one of the first born in the entire country.
As millions watched the ball drop to ring in the New Year, Jennifer Trevino and Domingo Chasco were at Covenant Medical Center, just moments away from welcoming their little bundle of joy into the world.
"About ten until 12 I started having real bad pains and they came in and said, 'It's time!" says Jennifer Trevino, a proud mother.
At exactly 12:03 a.m., Dallas Christian Chasco became the first baby born in Lubbock in 2004.
"I didn't think he was gonna be the New Year's baby but he surprised all of us," says Jennifer.
"It's been my first baby and the first baby of the New Year. I mean I couldn't ask for more," says proud new father, Domingo Chasco.
With a name like Dallas, one could only guess where it came from. It was dad's idea. "The name Dallas because of my cowboys. I love the Dallas Cowboys. Arriving a few days earlier than expected, little Dallas said hello to the world this first day of 2004 and his parents couldn't be more proud.
"I was just wanting the baby to come out healthy and it's been great," says Domingo. And for Domingo, watching the birth of his first born son was the most powerful experience of his life.
"The doctor handed me the scissors to cut his umbilical cord and I'm like 'what's that for?' but I made it through and it was a great experience," says Domingo.
Weighing just 8 pounds and 5 ounces, both mom and dad already have big dreams for their baby boy. "I want him to become a great person in life. We want to be role models for him and you know wish him the best and hope he becomes special and successful," says Domingo.
Little Dallas is scheduled to go home on Friday. By the way, the medical staff at Covenant has had a busy day. Along with Dallas they delivered two more girls, another boy and a set of twin girls on New Years Day.