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Davis couple welcomes newborn on Mother's Day

Baby Lana Barnett entered the world at 10:02 a.m. at Sutter Davis Hospital.

DAVIS, Calif. — A Davis couple got a special surprise on Mother's Day: a newborn. Laura Barnett gave birth for the first time to a baby girl at 10:02 a.m. Sunday.

She spoke with ABC10 just hours after giving birth via C-section at Sutter Davis Hospital. 

"She is beautiful and just seems healthy. I'm really grateful," said Laura.

Laura told ABC10 Lana was due on June 1, but she arrived a few weeks early.

"I was nervous about it being early, but honestly, it feels like the best gift that I could have gotten," she said.

Little Lana is already giving lots of love this Mother’s Day to her two moms, Laura and Leilani Barnett.

"It's really special to have such a special gift on Mother’s Day," said Leilani.

Leilani and Laura have been together for several years. The couple picked Lana's name together with an important meaning to them.

"Leilani's name is Hawaiian and Lana is also Hawaiian, it means afloat and calm and still waters," said Laura.

Baby Lana will grow up with lots of support as well. She will soon get to meet her five siblings, including three foster kids the couple has raised.

"We're just really excited to be moms to a newborn. We actually have four teenagers at home and this is Laura's first birth and I've never given birth so it’s exciting to add a newborn to the family," said Leilani.

This Mother’s Day surprise means so much to the couple.

"There's many different kind of moms who are birth moms and who aren't birth moms and so we're excited to celebrate this birth and also love all of our kids who we didn't birth," said Leilani. "She's been so sweet. She's just been very chill and hardly has cried at all. She's just a little cutie pie, so we're really excited."

Baby Lana and her moms are some of the first patients to utilize Sutter Davis Hospital's newly expanded Family Birth Center, which opened on May 12. The hospital added new labor and delivery rooms, post-partum suites and new tubs for the hospital's water birthing program.


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