BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - About a dozen Bakersfield families are enjoying the best gift of their lives.
Doctors at Kern Medical Center, San Joaquin Community Hospital and Bakersfield Memorial helped deliver baby boys and girls on Christmas Day.
The first Christmas baby born in Bakersfield was Aisling Kay Jones. Marissa Jones gave birth to the 3 pound 6 once little girl at 12:04 a.m.
Aisling is the first girl born into the Jones family, but comes two and a half months before her scheduled due date.
"I don't know, it's exciting. We definitely were not planning on having a Christmas baby," said Jones.
Aisling will have to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the next couple months, but was already in stable condition hours after she was born.
"She's actually doing really good. She has a tiny little IV but she's just trucking along," said Jones.
Other babies born on Christmas were 5 pound 4 ounce Kaleb Matthew Bergeron.
Burgeon was born at 1:30 a.m. at Bakersfield Memorial on 34th Street. His mom, Allysondra Neidigh called her new baby boy her "Miracle on 34th Street".
A couple doors down at Bakersfield Memorial lay another Christmas baby girl. Mother Carla Franco wasn't expecting her daughter until January 6.
"For her to come on Christmas was just such a shock," said Franco.
According to data put together by Harvard in 2006, Christmas Day is one of the least common days to have a birthday just after February 29.