Bayhealth Kent General welcomed its first baby of the new year at 12:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 1.

Bayhealth-Kent General welcomed its first baby of the New Year at 12:25 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Isabella Holly Scott was born to Kristin Scott after nearly four hours of labor, weighing in at 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 21 inches. Isabella's grandmother, great-grandmother, brother, and cousin accompanied Scott to the hospital.

According to Scott, big brother Ronnie was hoping for a boy but after feeding and holding Isabella, is starting to warm up to her.

"He'll be protective of her. Once he realized she wasn't going to be messing up his toys, he decided he liked her," she said.

Isabella's due date was Dec. 25, but rather than enter the world as a Christmas baby, she decided to be a New Year baby instead.