New Year babies welcomed across area

Colt Hudson was the first Greenville County baby of 2018.

GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) – A New Year brings a new year of babies.

The first 2018 baby for Greenville County is Colt Reid Hudson who weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces

Colt was born at Patewood Memorial Hospital just before 2:30 a.m. Monday – four weeks before his due date.

“Wasn’t due until the 25th had a C-section scheduled for the 18th and then the contractions started yesterday and got progressively worse so about 11:30 last night I was just like okay we got to go,” said Colt’s mom Kristen Gault.

His parents said they lucked out that their favorite doctor was on call when Colt decided to make his appearance.

Colt was delivered by his mom’s uncle who delivered both his older brother and sister.

In Spartanburg County, the Flowers family welcomed a little girl.

Madilyn Ray Flowers (Source: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System)

Madilyn Ray Flowers was the New Year’s baby at Spartanburg Medical Center.

She was born at 2:08 p.m. Monday weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces.

Maddy’s parents are Michelle and Travis Flowers, both 26, of Roebuck. The newborn also has a big brother named Eli.

Michelle went into labor on New Year’s Eve.

“I was hoping for a Christmas baby but New Year’s is just as good,” Travis said.

While Maddy arrived four days past her due date, Rylie Keaton Nesbitt was eager to make her debut.

Her parents’ plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve with dinner at Grove Park Inn changed when mom went into labor.

A drive that usually takes the Hendersonville couple about 45 minutes took them two and half hours on the icy roads.

Rylie was born at 12:29 a.m. Monday to Quenton and Courtney Nesbitt.

She was the first baby born at Mission Hospital in 2018.

Mission Hospital said Rylie weighed exactly 6 pounds.

Quenton and Courtney Nesbitt of Hendersonville are pictured with their daughter Rylie Keaton Nesbitt (Credit: Mission Hospital).