Baby Girl Snags Title of First Baby of 2014 - 8 News NOW

Baby Girl Snags Title of First Baby of 2014

Posted: Updated:
Danika Ruth Cox Danika Ruth Cox

LAS VEGAS -- Every year at the stroke of midnight, the race to be the new year's baby begins. This year, the first baby of 2014 arrived in the Las Vegas valley just a few minutes into the new year.

Little Danika Ruth Cox came into the world two minutes into the new year at St. Rose Dominican Hospital's Siena Campus.

"The first thing the doctor said was she is beautiful and she has a lot of hair," said Maggie Cox.

As fireworks blasted into the night sky, the little girl made her appearance a week before her due date of Jan. 8.

"When they held her up she was a little smaller than I expected. She has been so active. I just expected a big boy," Maggie Cox said.

Maggie and Clinton Cox, had no idea they were having a girl. In fact, they didn't even have a girl's name picked out until five hours before her arrival.

"We picked Danika. Actually we changed the name about 7 o'clock last night. For a week it was going to be Olivia," Clinton Cox said.

Danika means flower and Ruth, a family name, means friend. A fitting name for such a sweet bundle of joy who is full of life and purity on the first day of 2014.

Danika has two brothers and a sister to welcome her home. Mom says she can't wait to start buying all things pink for her little girl.

  • Las Vegas NewsLas Vegas NewsMore>>

  • Police investigate double stabbing

    Police investigate double stabbing

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:17:18 GMT
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
    Two people suffering stab wounds were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon, Metro Police said.More>>
  • Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Street performers peeved over downtown bathroom ban

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:48:54 GMT
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
    Street performers bring a lot of entertainment to the Fremont Street Experience, but some of their say they are being forced out of the area when it comes to taking a bathroom break.More>>
  • Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Coroner's office identifies 2-year-old hit by car

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:44:02 GMT
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
    The coroner's office has released the name of the little girl struck and killed by a car this week.More>>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KLAS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.