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First baby of 2015 comes as a surprise

First Baby of 2015

LUFKIN -- Lufkin's CHI St.Luke's Health Memorial Hospital delivered their first baby of 2015 last week and her name is Skylar Jade.

Celena and Scott Mercer, of Corrigan, were not only surprised to have the first baby of 2015, they were shocked to have her at all.

"We didn't even know she was pregnant,"said Scott Mercer, the father of the new year baby.
Skylar's mother says she went through a full term pregnancy with no idea she was expecting. She gained little weight and took several pregnancy tests that gave her negative results.

She went in the hospital this morning for irregular pains and discovered she was in labor.

We came in about 10:00, and the baby came at 10:10," said Scott.

This is the Mercer's second baby.

"We had complications and all the signs of a pregnancy with our first baby. We had no idea this time,"said Celena.

Skylar was 4 lbs and 8 oz.

The Mercer's say they went nine months living as if they weren't expecting, but Skylar is completely healthy.

They are expecting to take their new year surprise bundle home tomorrow. "It's shocking, but it's awesome,"said Scott