Amanda and Tyler Travis may live in Oregon but they gave Del Norte County its first baby of 2018.

Trynity Shay Travis greeted the world at 4:14 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018 at Sutter Coast Hospital. She weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches, said Amanda Travis.

Less than 24 hours after being born, Trynity, who had already met her mother, father and grandparents, was introduced to her big sister, 5-year-old Tenley Travis.

“I’m so excited,” Tenley said.

Amanda and Tyler Travis, who live in Brookings, didn’t plan on Trynity being Del Norte’s first baby of the new year. In fact, her parents were pleasantly surprised at their daughter’s early arrival.

“She wasn’t due till the 7th,” Amanda Travis said, adding that the hospital informed her and her husband that Trynity was the first baby delivered in 2018. “(Sutter Coast Hospital) has had a ton of babies born in the last two weeks so we were surprised that on the 2nd she was still the first baby.”

Twenty-seven babies were born at Sutter Coast Hospital in December 2017, according to Sutter Health spokeswoman Leslie Meiring. Of those 27, 13 were born between Christmas Eve and the end of the year, she said.

According to Amanda and Tyler Travis, Trynity will be joining a blended family of sorts. The couple has cared for foster children over the past two years, welcoming seven into their home in the last year and a half alone.

“We’re just their safe landing until they move onto their next step,” Amanda Travis said. “We were really surprised when we got pregnant with (Trynity).”

Trynity will also be joining a very close-knit family, said Amanda’s mother Heather Davies, who was able to be in the room when her granddaughter was born. Davies said Tyler’s mother was also in the room when Trynity was born.

“Everybody’s already deeply in love with her,” Davies said.

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