The first Nova Scotia baby of 2017 is being treated like a princess.
Aurora Lee Griffin arrived at 12:01 a.m. Sunday at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, the second child for Angeladayle and Adam Griffin of Port Williams.
Aurora's name comes from the princess of the same name in Sleeping Beauty, one of Angeladayle's favourite movies when she was a child.
“She was my favourite Disney princess growing up," she said
When she was about 10 years old, she says, she decided if she had a daughter that would be her name.
Aurora wasn't supposed to arrive for another 10 days, when a C-section birth was scheduled. But contractions that had been happening for a few days became more frequent and stronger Saturday night around 9 p.m. when the couple were at a wedding reception for friends.
They knew it was time to go.
“Right around suppertime they started getting kind of strong, and by the time supper was over it was apparent that they weren't slowing down,” Angeladayle said.
They arrived at the hospital as the best-dressed parents-to-be.
“She was in a dress and heels,” said Adam, who was in dress pants and a dress shirt.
“I think the admitting clerk in emerg thought we were crazy when we walked in and said, 'We need to go into delivery,' ” Angeladayle said.
She knew midnight was getting close when she went into the operating room.
“They noticed when they started cutting that it was six minutes to midnight, and that's right about the amount of time it takes to make the incision and take out the baby.”
“They said it lined up perfectly," added Adam.
There have been plenty of visitors stopping in through the day, including big brother Elliott.
Mom and baby are doing well.
The Griffins said they were told they had the second baby of 2017 in Canada. A child was born at one second after midnight EST in Toronto.