Benefis Health System in Great Falls welcomed the first baby of 2018 on Monday.
Cara was born to Brittany and Christopher Flogaus of Fairfield at 3:11 p.m on New Year ’s Day.
She came in at eight pounds and two ounces, and she is 21 inches long.
Brittany's due date was December 27th and neither she nor her husband expected Cara to be the New Year’s baby.
"I had started contracting at about seven but they were not consistent and were not close enough, so they sent us home. Than about noon yesterday, I was contracting harder and longer. When we got in I was dilated about seven, then she was born three hours later,” Flogaus said.
The family received a welcome basket full of items for Cara from the hospital.