Welcoming Utah’s New Year’s Day babies

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 01, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY -- Cambria Anderson and Gentrie Davis have a lot in common.

They both were two weeks early, both have one older sister, both like to coo--and both were the first babies born in 2015 in their respective hospitals.

Also, both have mothers who were ready to make a joke despite a long painful night in labor.

"We were trying to get her before the tax break," said Gentrie's mom, Brikki Davis, talking about the tax deduction available to parents of dependent children.

Cambria's mom, Tessa Jackson, thought a while about how she would tell her newborn about her distinctive first-in-2015 birth.

"I'll do my best to explain to her everything that happened, and how much pain she put me through," said Jackson, laughing as she said it.

Cambria was born at about 1:31 a.m. on January 1 at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray.

Gentrie was born at about 12:47 a.m. on January 1 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

Both births were unexpected because each mother was due on January 14.

In fact, Gentrie's mother and father were planning to move to a new house before the birth.

Both of the girls' fathers shared in the laughs and smiles in between yawns.

"We've had two girls now and I think we're done for a while," said Cambria's father, Jace Anderson. His older daughter was born less than a year ago, on January 14 of 2014.

Gentrie's father, Austin, will take his little girl home to meet her 15-month old sister.

"It's gonna be a circus at the house," said Austin.

The earliest birth FOX 13 News has confirmed for 2015 was at Jordan Valley Medical Center. Bre Sierra and Antonio Martinez had a little boy, also named Antonio. He was born at 12:31 a.m.