First baby of the new year 'the next female Navy SEAL'

Knox County welcomed the first baby of the new year just two minutes after midnight at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

Harley Voudren, daughter of Jonna and Chad Voudren of Kodak, came into the world at 7 pounds 9 ounces.

Her name has nothing to do with motorcycles, but her parents are expecting her to be tough.

"She's going to be the next female Navy SEAL," her mom Jonna said.

The outfit Harley wears for her media debut shows off what is already a tradition in her family. Harley's dad served 20 years as a Navy SEAL. Her uncle is a SEAL too.

"She's got a lot of protection already," Jonna said laughing. "She'll probably never have a boyfriend."

"Guys, watch out!" her dad Chad said.

While Harley has been an easy baby so far, it wasn't easy getting her here. She came 10 days late and it took mom 28 hours of labor to deliver her.

"She is a quiet beautiful baby," Chad said.

But all that waiting gave her a special title: first baby of the year.

"It's funny because I didn't know it was a big deal. As I'm in delivery, I'm looking at the clock and I have three minutes left and they [medical staff] are like, 'It's your last contraction, push!'" Jonna said. "Next thing I know, all the nurses are running in from all the other departments."

For her family, she means much more than her grand entrance.

"[We're] ecstatic!" the couple said. "She's the love of my life."

Fort Sanders Medical Center says seven babies were born late New Years Eve and early New Years Day.


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