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First-born is a God-given gift on New Year’s Day

HAPPY FAMILY: Glenn and Rachel Marquez enjoy their first day of parenthood with their New Year’s gift, baby Theodore. He was born at 1.15am yesterday, weighing 3340g and 50cm long.
HAPPY FAMILY: Glenn and Rachel Marquez enjoy their first day of parenthood with their New Year’s gift, baby Theodore. He was born at 1.15am yesterday, weighing 3340g and 50cm long. Allan Reinikka

RACHEL and Glenn Marquez were celebrating more than the New Year yesterday - they were also celebrating new life.

Little Theodore came into the world at the Rockhampton Hospital at 1.15am, weighing 3340 grams and measuring 50cm long.

Surrounded by family, the couple couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces.

Rachel said she went into labour on Wednesday morning.

"It was tough, very tough," she said.

"But the entire time I was just thinking about the next morning and holding the baby in my arms."

Glenn said they weren't sure if he was going to be born in 2014 or make the new year.

"We were joking, saying we're going to tell him we've prepared fireworks for his birthday every year and that's his celebration," he said.

"It was pretty exciting being our first child. He's my whole world already. It was beautiful to see."

Having been a nanny for the past 10 years, Rachel is used to taking care of other people's children.

But she said becoming a parent of her own still felt surreal.

"Any day would have been good for me, but being New Year's makes it a little more special," she said.

"I'm feeling okay... keen to have a sleep."

Glenn said they chose the name Theodore because it means 'God's gift'. "That's exactly what he is," he said.

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