A baby girl is the first baby born at the Christus Spohn of Alice hospital of 2018 arriving at 4:56 p.m. Tuesday.

Rosabella Josephine Garcia was born to her parents, Sireena Amanda Sosa and Raul Garcia of Alice.

"My due date was (Tuesday). I was exactly 40 weeks when I went into labor," said Sosa, first time mom. "It seemed like forever."

When Sosa found out that her due date was Jan. 2 she was not worried about Rosabella being born on New Year's Day. Sosa was actually thinking more about her own birthday that lands on Jan. 3.

Along with her parents, when Rosabella entered the world at six pounds 15 ounces, and 20 inches long, she was greeted by her grandmother and great grandmother.

Sosa went into the hospital's maternity ward at 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Nurse Robbin Swann said the delivery was smooth and the baby was out in approximately 30 minutes after mom began to push.

"It's a bit scary, but I'm very happy," Sosa said looking at her newborn. "(She's) going to be a lot of work."