Angelina County welcomes its first baby born in 2019

Baby born without help of epidural administration

Angelina County welcomes its first baby born in 2019

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A few new East Texans have made their first appearances early this morning.

In Angelina County, the first baby of 2019 arrived at 2:18 a.m. at Saint Luke’s Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. Mercedes Glover was born to parents Porsche Prather and Ty Glover. Prather says her daughter came quickly, and that by the time doctors reached her, she was already in labor.

“My water broke at 2:10, I had her at 2:18,” Prather said. “They didn’t even make it in the room with an epidural or nothing. But she came out really fast so it wasn’t too bad. I kind of figured she would have been here in the new year when we came in last night.”

The parents say they’re happy Mercedes is finally here, and that her arrival is a sign of a bright future.

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