New Year's Baby born in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Several Lexington families are celebrating the new year--with a new addition.

Bryce James West was among those New Year's Day babies, born at Saint Joseph East, but something unexpected happened during his arrival.

Baby Bryce was born at 10:00 Wednesday morning, but trying to have
a New Year's baby wasn't on parents Kenny and Megan West's minds.

"Honestly it really didn't even cross my mind. It was really just another day to me didn't think twice about it being New Year's Eve or Day," said Megan West.

Right after birth it became a scary situation for Megan. Baby Bryce
had a minor respiratory problem.

She went through a similar situation with her other son--Grant. He spent a week in the NIC-U.

"I wasn't able to touch him or hold him for two days. It was heartbreaking," said West.

Wednesday brought back those memories and she doesn't want to let go.

"Being able to hold Bryce right after birth is a much better feeling. I didn't want to go through the pain of it and see him go through the same thing as Grant did. So I'm just thankful he can breathe on his own no c-path or equipment to help him breathe."

Other than the minor breathing condition, the six pound fifteen ounce baby seems to be fine.

"I'm so grateful. I don't take anything for granted cause you never know what's going to happen."

Mom is doing okay.

She says she can't wait to get home and get a good night's rest.

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