The staff at Novant Health Medical Center in Huntersville welcomed the year's first baby early Tuesday. 

Kelly Burke, the 21-inch long baby girl who weighed in at 8 pounds and 1 ounce, was delivered just before 4 a.m. on New Year's Day. Kelly is the second child of Kevin and Rachel Burke of Huntersville. They also have a 13-month-old daughter. 

Kelly Burke, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Kelly Burke, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Novant Health

At Atrium Health University City, Kennedi Honesty Davis was born at 12:41 a.m. weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. This is the first child for Ranisha and Kenny Davis. They are thrilled to introduce their baby girl to the world.

Kennedi Honesty Davis, Atrium Health University City
Kennedi Honesty Davis, Atrium Health University City
WCNC

"We're just excited to have baby Kennedi here." said mom Ranisha. "I feel great, just a little tired."

NBC Charlotte's Mike Hanson contributed to this report.