Baby girl Kadin Calhoun was born January 1, 2013 at 2:36 a.m. at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to proud parents Benita Lewis and David Calhoun. Kadin,
Baby girl Kadin Calhoun was born January 1, 2013 at 2:36 a.m. at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to proud parents Benita Lewis and David Calhoun. Kadin, who weighed in at 9lbs. 4oz. and was 20.5 inches in length, joins an older brother and sister. (Brittany Murray / Staff Photographer)

LONG BEACH - Say hello to your newest resident.

At nine pounds, four ounces, and a little bit more than 20 inches tall, baby Kaydin Calhoun joined the world at 2:36 a.m. Tuesday, becoming the city's first addition of 2013.

Her mom, Benita Lewis, 36, gave birth to the nine pound, four ounce, 20-inch girl at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

"The due date was Christmas," Lewis said. "But she came on New Year's and we weren't expecting it."

Although the baby arrived a week later than scheduled, she seemed quite eager to enter the world, Lewis said.

"It's kind of exciting because I did not know she was coming. I kind of felt it last night (Monday), but, because of the timing, I didn't know I was going to have her so quick," she said.

Baby girl Kadin Calhoun wasborn January 1, 2013 at 2:36 a.m. at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to proud parents Benita Lewis and David Calhoun.
Baby girl Kadin Calhoun wasborn January 1, 2013 at 2:36 a.m. at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center to proud parents Benita Lewis and David Calhoun. (Brittany Murray / Staff Photographer)

Lewis and her husband, David Calhoun, arrived at the hospital at 9 p.m. Monday. Then, 5<MD+,%30,%55,%70>1/<MD-,%0,%55,%70>2 hours later, Kaydin was born.

"I wasn't pushing all that time, I was at the hospital walking around and then they moved me to labor and delivery and, it took a little while, but then she came in about 20 minutes," she said.

This is the third child for the Long Beach native. Brother David, 12, and sister Kasadi, 8 are both excited about the new addition, Lewis said.

"This is my surprise baby," she said. "It's going to be the first of the year, but it's always going to be her day. We're going to make it her day."

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