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Meet North Texas New Year's Babies, 1 Arrived 2 Months Early

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A baby boy not due until March, made an early entrance at 3:49 a.m. New Year's Day at Methodist Richardson Medical Center.

Mom Sonalben Shekhada and dad R.S. Shekhada hadn't picked out a name just yet, because he wasn't due until late March!

Baby Shekhada made an early entrance into this world at just 28 weeks, 3 days, weighing in at 2 pounds 7.5 ounces.

Mom and dad are pictured here with Baby Shekhada in the NICU, where he is doing well.

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Sonalben Shekhada and R.S. Shekhada with their New Year's baby in an incubator (Methodist Richardson Medical Center)

Mom, dad, and big brother are glad he's here, even if it is a little earlier than planned! 

The first baby of 2019 for Texas Health Resources was Olivia Rose Thomas, born at 12:31 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

In Fort Worth, the first babies in the system were Amelia Marie Brooks, born at 1:48 a.m. at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Angel Katina T. Brown, born at 3:19 a.m. at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth.

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Amelia Marie Brooks, with parents Rebecca Brooks and Charles Brooks of Fort Worth (Texas Health Resources)

And Michelle and Brandon Salinas welcomed their first child, a baby boy a few weeks early at Baylor Medical Center at 4:45 a.m.

Brandon is a Dallas Police officer and Michelle is a nurse practitioner.

They said they're excited to se what the future holds.

"We'll always have a reminder on New Year's, we'll always be celebrating," said Michelle.

"I think that we just want him to be happy-- I mean happiness and healthy that's all that I really care about," said Brandon.

Brandon Salinas told CBS 121 he was born in the same hospital 30 years ago just down the hall from where their son was born.

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The Salinas family and their baby boy (CBS 11)
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