UMC welcomes first baby of the New Year - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

UMC welcomes first baby of the New Year


We still don't know the name of the first baby born in Lubbock in the new year, but neither does the mom.

Kendra Draughan hasn't picked a name for her baby girl yet. She wants it to be perfect. Right now she's leaning toward Candace or Jasmine.

Update Jan. 3: She decided on Candace.

Her mom says she's not worried about having the first baby of the year, she just wanted a healthy baby.

Whatever her name turns out to be, she's a healthy baby girl, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, 19 inches long.

She was born just after midnight at University Medical Center.

The newborn already has one firmly-established personality trait - she was stubborn, and did not want to come out before the new year.

"I was in labor for a couple of days," Kendra Draughan said. "She actually wanted to wait and I was like 'girl you need to come out.'"

The newborn girl has an older brother who was almost a Leap Year baby.

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