New Year's baby: Family welcomes baby on New Year’s morning
As most people were just beginning to wake up on New Year's Day early Monday morning, a Dickinson couple was welcoming a new baby girl and the first child to be born in Dickinson in 2018.
Taylar and Brice Martinovich welcomed their new daughter, Sawyer, to the world at 6:43 a.m. at CHI St. Alexius hospital via cesarean section. Sawyer weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth.
Taylar said the C-section was planned for next week, so they were not expecting her to come early.
"We were still twiddling with our planned date, but she came early," Taylar said.
Taylar said it's exciting for her daughter to be the first baby born in the new year, but it was also something she wasn't really thinking about at the time.
"I didn't even think anything of it until we got here and they told us it was a race between me and another mom. So, I was like 'It's a race?' " she said.
Taylar said she came up with the name Sawyer while watching "One Tree Hill." Sawyer is the last name of one the main characters, Peyton Sawyer.
"I just really liked the name Sawyer," she said. "If we were having, a boy it wasn't going to be the name Sawyer, but I like it for a girl."
Sawyer is the couple's second daughter.