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Wellesley Art Teacher Gives Birth To Baby Boy On Christmas

BOSTON (CBS) -- The best gifts don't always arrive under the tree.

First-time mom, Jen Stabnick, her her, wrapped up in a white, blue and pink blanket.

Jen Stabnick Christmas Baby
First-time mom Jen Stabnick with her Christmas baby. (WBZ-TV)

"I feel so blessed and to have Christmas on top of it makes it more special," she says.

Her mom and sister joined her in the hospital room.

The family had hoped for a delivery on the holiday and their dreams came true.

"When she found out she was pregnant, we all thought it would be on Christmas," said new aunt Courtney Stabnick. "You couldn't ask for a better gift."

Jen always knew she wanted a child of her own. Her due date was Jan. 5. Showing signs of pre-eclampsia at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, doctors induced her on Christmas Eve.

Her seven-pound baby boy arrived at 10:58 a.m. on Christmas.

Christmas Baby
Jen Stabnick gave birth to her baby boy on Christmas morning. (WBZ-TV)

He doesn't have a name quite yet. Jen, an art teacher in Wellesley, asked her students for suggestions.

"During my pregnancy, there were a few things I like to eat like mac and cheese, and I think they were all hoping I would name him Mac," she said.

Now, with a Christmas arrival, Jen's thinking of how to incorporate the holiday into her son's name.

"I feel completely blessed," she said.

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