ONTARIO, Calif. (KTLA) — The new year got off to a special start for a family in Ontario. Their baby was the first one born in San Bernardino County in 2013.
Proud parents Jayanne and Perry Hampton introduced KTLA to their new bundle of joy.
“I was trying to like push him out as soon as I could,” mother Jayanne Hampton joked.
“We were trying to get him out by 12:01, but that didn’t quite work,” father Perry added.
Phoenix Jaxsonn Hampton was born a few minutes after midnight at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Ontario, weighing in at a healthy 7-pounds-6-ounces.
“I love him so much already, and it’s just amazing,” Jayanne beamed.
Phoenix got his name to symbolize rebirth and because the parents noticed it popping up all over the place, from the TV show The Office to friends mentioning Phoenix, Ariz.
The middle name’s unusual spelling was chosen to have an x like the first name, and so that each of the three names would have seven letters for luck.
Jayanne and Perry are no strangers to KTLA. They were the winners of our 2009 “I Do, Redo” competition, after a disastrous first wedding ceremony.
“The seamstress for the wedding died. I almost burned his condo down. Our priest went on vacation. My maid of honor, my sister, got into a fight that night,” Jayanne recalled.
And it didn’t stop there. “We were both sick… Oh, and our honeymoon money got stolen,” she added.
Because of all that, viewers voted to give them a chance to redo their vows in a televised ceremony and have their dream wedding.
And just like their wedding, which took a few tries to get it right, so did trying to get pregnant.
“We had a little bit of problems in our pregnancy in the very beginning,” Perry said.
“We didn’t tell anyone about it because we were scared,” Jayanne echoed. “I have a fibroid tumor on my uterus,” she explained.
Now the Hamptons have been blessed with a New Year’s baby, and are looking forward to what their future holds.