Young Mia Calla, born at 12:07 a.m. on Jan. 1, is Langley’s first baby of 2018.
Mia’s parents, Ashley McFarlane and Christopher Calla, weren’t actually expecting a New Year’s baby.
They were planning for a Christmas baby. Mia was due on Dec. 24.
But when Mia was running a bit late, doctors at Langley Memorial Hospital decided to induce labour on Dec. 31, said McFarlane.
Mia arrives in the world with two older brothers, six-year-old Enzo and three-year-old Tommy.
The couple didn’t know if they were going to have another boy or a girl.
“We didn’t know, it was a suprrise,” said McFarlane.
The Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation has dropped off a gift basket for the family, and they’ve been getting some extra attention for the special birth.
“Very cool experience,” said Calla.