Christmas baby birth in Marietta

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Thea Rose Layfield was born around 9 a.m. this morning at Marietta Memorial Hospital to Courtney Hart and Tyler Layfield.

She was eight pounds and eight ounces.

Thea wasn't due until January 9th, but she came two weeks early to give her parents a Christmas present.

This is Courtney's first child and she was very excited.

"Well it was exciting but it was very painful at the end. I didn't feel much at first and then you feel everything but its exciting because she's a Christmas miracle."

Courtney hopes they will be able to celebrate Thea's birthday and Christmas separately as she grows up.

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